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Dina Demetrius

Broadcast News Producer & Correspondent

Los Angeles, CA

Dina Demetrius

Looking for the stories no one else is telling.

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LA County Jail Mentally Ill - EXCLUSIVE

An exclusive look at LA County Jail's mentally ill inmates, and the DA's new mission to get them out.
Al Jazeera America - America Tonight Link to Story
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Jailing Troubled Minds

A new court ruling redefines how mentally ill inmates are treated in CA prisons. But for one heartbroken family, the changes come too late.
America Tonight - Al Jazeera America Link to Story
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Waiting Game

For more than a decade, Alberto waits for a family visa living in an RV on a Los Angeles street.
America Tonight - Al Jazeera America Link to Story
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L.A. EMMY - Your Money or Your Life | Healthwise | SoCal Connected | Shows

When it comes to medical debt, some patients are weighed down by the high cost of getting well.
KCET Television Link to Story
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L.A. PRESS CLUB AWARD- The 'F' Word: Unregulated Fracking at Oil Wells Raising Concerns | Environment | SoCal Connected | Shows

Fracking. Our correspondent unearths whether the controversial process is going on in Southern California and why it's become such a dirty word.
KCET Television Link to Story
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'Leaning In' or Leaning Back?: Women Finding a New Definition of 'Success' | Culture | SoCal Connected | Shows

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has been both lauded and panned for telling women to "lean in" at the workplace. And some women are finding that "having it all" is not all that's worth having.
KCET Television Link to Story
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With Reform Fervor in the Air, Local School Board Elections See Record Outside Spending | Politics | SoCal Connected | Shows

Huge amounts of money are flowing into the school board elections this year, and some of the "troops" don't even live here.
KCET Television Link to Story
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OC's Great Park: A Work in Progress or a Great Disappointment? | Economy | SoCal Connected | Shows

Irvine's Great Park was supposed be the Central Park of the West Coast. But after ten years and hundreds of millions of dollars spent, some say the result is greatly underwhelming.
KCET Television Link to Story
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Is Fracking Happening Near You?

Many communities are concerned about fracking, but there are steps they can take to regulate or ban it. America Now reporter and producer Dina Demetrius looks at the issue and how one Southern California community deals with it.
America Now Link to Story
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LAPD Shooting

Another unarmed African-American man is shot dead by police. On the heels of riots in Ferguson, MO, a Los Angeles community tries to get to the heart its racial tensions…again.
America Tonight - Al Jazeera America Link to Story
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Smoking Culture

On the anniversary of the Surgeon General's report on the dangers of smoking, how has the culture around smoking changed?
Al Jazeera America Link to Story
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Cord Cutters

More and more people are cutting the cord to pay television, and what that means for the entertainment landscape.
Al Jazeera America Link to Story

About

Dina Demetrius

Dina has produced and reported news magazine and investigative stories for "SoCal Connected" on KCET TV, and Al Jazeera America . She has also worked for many years at ABC News as a field and story producer and booker. She contributed to all ABC News broadcasts covering political campaigns, national breaking news, special events, and culture/human interest stories from Los Angeles, Washington DC, Boston, and Chicago bureaus. Dina frequently enterprises and develops stories that are picked up for national and international broadcast. She has also produced entertainment news stories for ABC News and Access Hollywood. Dina's written work has appeared in Psychology Today, ABCNews.com, and UnderstandingHealth.com

In 2011, Dina was engaged as the director/producer for a non-profit sponsored feature documentary in Nicaragua, filming the stories of aid workers and the people they assist in Nicaragua's toxic and dangerous garbage dumps.

Dina has been awarded three LA area Emmy Awards, including one for her story "Your Money or Your Life," as well as a 2012 Golden Mike for Best TV News Public Affairs Program, and a 2011 L.A. Press Club Award for 1st Place Talk/Public Affairs Program, among other awards.

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Skills

  • Design story graphics
  • Camera/shooting
  • Fluent Greek
  • Script writing
  • Documentary
  • News reporting & producing