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Talk about a New Year’s resolution, JD Carrere moved to the San Fernando Valley in 2011 on New Year’s Eve. Since then, JD can safely say that his favorite thing about Southern California is Disneyland, which makes sense, as JD considers himself a big kid at heart.

Telling the personal stories of those who normally don’t get to share their voice, is the best part of JD’s job. For instance, JD’s reporting once helped to humanize a homeless man after JD spent 24 hours fully immersed in his life.

When JD isn’t tracking down his next story, he’s spending time with his wife and two boys in Woodland Hills.