Have A News Tip? Here's How To Get It To KPCC + LAist

Some of our best stories come from our listeners and our readers. That's why we want to hear from you.

We work hard to hold our elected leaders and institutions accountable, to make sure your tax dollars are spent properly. And we've expanded our investigative team to serve both our KPCC listeners and those of you who read our work on LAist.com. We're committed to deliver more accountability journalism to our audience.

If you have a tip about waste, fraud, corruption or other matters you believe need to be uncovered, we're listening.

What makes a good tip?

Send tips to newstips@kpcc.org.

Or, if you would prefer to submit on an encrypted service, we suggest one of the following options:

Option 1: Use Signal

Signal is a free and open-source messaging app. It offers end-to-end encryption to send messages, photos, video and calls. Signal will only retain your phone number, when you first registered, and when you were last active.

Signal does not keep any metadata surrounding your communications. It can also be set to delete messages from the recipient’s and sender’s phones (once the messages have been seen). You can download it on your iPhone, Android or desktop here. 

Read more about Signal 

Once you're set up, add us: 1+ 213-503-2493

Option 2: Use Protonmail

Protonmail is an end-to-end encrypted email service, which you can read about here. Like Signal, it has a self-deleting option.

Once you've set up a protonmail account, you can email us at KPCC-iTeam@protonmail.com

If you want to be extra cautious, you can download and use the Tor browser, which hides your IP address. 

What will happen to my tip?

We promise to review every tip we receive. That said, we may not be able to respond to each one. 

Who is on the investigative team?