Liberty Zabala

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Liberty Zabala is a reporter at KCOY/KKFX, the CBS/FOX affiliate covering the Santa Maria, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo areas of California's Central Coast.


She worked as a general assignment reporter at Channel 3 News, a cable access station in Garden Grove, CA.


She is a graduate of California State University, Northridge with a degree in journalism and a collateral in political science.

 
Born and raised in Eagle Rock, CA to LA Herald Examiner reporter Laurencio V. Zabala Jr., she grew up hanging out with her dad in the newsroom. In high school, she began writing for her campus paper quickly becoming managing editor.
 

She has held several broadcast internships including Fox News Channel, Fox Sports Net, KABC and NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

 

Liberty was selected as a Meredith Cronkite Fellow at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism reporting for KPHO (CBS 5) in Phoenix, Arizona.


She has conducted high-profile interviews from actress Alexa Vega to world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao to 2012 presidential candidates Ron Paul & Newt Gingrich.


She serves as a board director for the LA Chapter of Asian American Journalists Association.