Joseph Fenity is the chapter president for NLGJA-LA. He has been involved in broadcast news since 2002, when he began at KTSW Radio near his hometown of Austin, Texas. Since then, he has worked at television and radio stations in San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York.
While in New York he also served as a national on-air correspondent for SiriusXM Satellite Radio.
Fenity earned the nickname “podcast pioneer” in 2006 when his highly-acclaimed internet podcast received global attention for its groundbreaking interview style and production. The San Francisco Bay Guardian honored his trailblazing show with its “Best of the Bay” Award.
Today Fenity is based in Los Angeles where he contributes to Rolling Stone magazine in order to help manage his obsession with the music of the 1990s. While you won’t see him hiking or biking anywhere anytime soon, he does take to other hobbies – including hosting occasional standup comedy nights – very, very seriously. As President of the Los Angeles chapter of NLGJA, Fenity enjoys continuing to explore new, cutting edge ways to gather and communicate real news and information to an ever changing real world.
Senta S. Scarborough is the vice president of outreach and membership for NLGJA-LA. She lives in Los Angeles, where she is pursuing a master in fine arts in creative arts and writing for the performing arts at the University of California Riverside Palm Desert.
She focuses on screenwriting and creative non-fiction projects. She is an award-winning journalist and Emmy-nominated producer. She also serves on the board of directors for the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association.
Ande Richards is NLGJA-LA’s vice president of programming and events. She has a knack for getting people to open up. She likes to tell stories and wants to make that her career. She shares her personal stories and comments on current events in her Dropstitch column in the Los Angeles Collegian. She has an interest in under-reported communities and often delves into social justice issues like that of the recently exonerated San Antonio 4, who she will be chronicling online.
She has a bachelor of arts in Theatre Arts and is a Telly Award-winning filmmaker. She studies journalism at Los Angeles City College where she has worked as Editor-in-Chief of the Los Angeles Collegian newspaper and Collegian Times magazine.
Richard Martinez is the NLGJA L.A. Chapter secretary. He is an L.A-based photojournalist, editorial/portrait photographer, publication designer and editor. He is currently working on obtaining an AA degree in journalism and photography from Los Angeles City College.
Richard has served as editor in chief of the Los Angeles Collegian newspaper and the Collegian Times magazine – both of which have received regional and national recognition while under his leadership.