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Brigida Santos is a Los Angeles based producer and investigative journalist working as RT America's West Coast television correspondent. In addition to reporting for the news, she also produces a half-hour television series on the network, which she hosts with Libertarian Governor Jesse Ventura titled, "The World According to Jesse." Brigida focuses on stories ignored by the mainstream media on topics ranging from geopolitics and foreign policy, to social justice, the environment, science and technology. She has covered some of the biggest breaking stories in news including the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, 2016 Presidential elections, Trans Pacific Partnership and Porter Ranch gas leak. She has also produced in-depth investigations on foreign policy, covering the conflicts in Libya and Yemen

In addition to working in news, Brigida is also currently finishing her first book, In 'Lu' of Justice, a non-fiction political thriller/memoir. 

Before joining the RT America news team Brigida wrote, produced and co-hosted the half-hour weekly political television series Off the Grid with Jesse Ventura, which aired on Larry King's independent network Ora TV and RT America. She was the progressive voice of the show, offering a different perspective than the Governor's. She has also contributed articles to ATTN

News segments, music videos and scripted content she's hosted, written or produced can be found below, including the award winning web series Destroy The Alpha Gammas, short film Stefano Formaggio and feature film Searching for Katie.  

Twenty million people in Yemen are on the brink of death due to famine and preventable disease. What began as a civil war now extends far beyond Yemen's borders. Air, land and sea blockades by Saudi Arabia and its allies, have brought an entire nation to its knees, causing the worst humanitarian crisis and cholera outbreak in modern history. Brigida Santos hosts RT America's special coverage of the neglected conflict, featuring Interviews with investigative journalist Ben Norton, Professor Sheila Carapico, immigration lawyer Julie Goldberg and Doctor Riaz Karim of Yemen's MONA Relief Organization. 

Special Report: Gaddafi, 5 years later. On October 20, 2011 Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was killed by opposition forces in Sirte, the very city in which he was born. His death was supposed to bring democracy to the people and save them from massacre but today, the country’s government is still divided and terrorist factions have taken over. RT Correspondent Brigida Santos investigates what went wrong in Libya, what drove NATO to intervene and what life is like for those living in the war-torn country today. 

Brigida Santos reports from the official Bernie Sanders election night rally in Santa Monica on June 7, 2016. Sanders supporters say they aren't giving up on the presidential contender despite his loss in California and call out the mainstream media for its coverage of the election.

As virtual games and simulations improve, the line between real life and fiction will increasingly blur. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles have been studying the effects of virtual reality on rats to find out how VR affects the brain's understanding of abstract concepts like space and time. RT America's Brigida Santos sits down with UCLA professor Mayank Mehta to discuss. 

Children in Fresno, California, are suffering from lead poisoning at rates nearly three times higher than children in Flint, Michigan. In Fresno, lead exposure comes from lead-based paint on old houses. RT's Brigida Santos investigates. Here is part one of her report. 

The FDA may soon approve a new leukemia treatment that genetically alters cells to fight cancer. If successful, the breakthrough therapy may hold the key to eliminating cancer altogether. RT America's Brigida Santos has the details.

California officials were warned 12 years ago that an emergency spillway at the Oroville dam in Northern California would fail, but those warnings went ignored - more than 188,000 evacuees remain displaced while repair crews race against time to prevent a possible catastrophe, which has the potential of affecting the nation's food supply. 

Archeologists have uncovered evidence placing humans in North America 115,000 years earlier than previously thought. RT America's Brigida Santos discusses the evidence currently on display in San Diego, California, its reception by the scientific community and how it challenges our sense of early humankind. 

Last August, Redel Jones, a 30-year-old African-American woman was killed by Los Angeles police. Days after the fatal police shootings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, the LAPD commission will decide whether Jones' killing was justified or not, as witnesses dispute the officers' claims that Jones was coming after them with a knife. RT's Brigida Santos interviews activists from City Hall, including actors Kendrick Sampson and Charlie Carver. 

A judge has approved a $4 million settlement in the 2015 methane gas leak that forced thousands of residents to relocate from the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The settlement angered many former residents who say it doesn't allow them to seek further restitution for their losses and the costs associated with relocating. RT's Brigida Santos reports on tonight on the news with Ed Schultz. 

The gas leak that began back in October 2015 and poured 96,000 metric tons of methane into the atmosphere has since been sealed, but it still may be making Los Angeles-area residents sick. RT America's Brigida Santos reports.

A raging wildfire in San Bernardino County, California has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents. The Blue Cut Fire has burned over 31 thousand acres in the region thus far. RT America's Brigida Santos has the report from San Bernardino County, where she speaks to residents and firefighters battling the blaze.

Jesse Ventura and vigilant producer Brigida Santos discuss newly leaked chapters of the Trans Pacific Partnership. According to Brigida's research, the TPP allows corporations to sue nations when policy changes negatively impact investor profits. 

When Elvis Summers saw an elderly woman sleeping in the street, he was inspired to try to make a difference for Los Angeles' homeless. Now, LA officials are cracking down on the charity houses and removing them without offering their residents an alternative. RT's Brigida Santos files this report.

Los Angeles officials have developed a $100 million plan to curb homelessness in 2016. The plan will reportedly provide permanent housing to the homeless, but critics are concerned about its timeframe and effectiveness. Andy Bales, CEO of Union Rescue Mission, discusses how the plan can help homelessness in Skid Row with RT's Brigida Santos.

The Los Angeles City Council approved an ordinance that limits the belongings of the homeless to what can fit inside a large trash bin. Though a step up from the previous rule, which only allowed the homeless to keep what they could fit in their hands, critics say the new law is seeking to punish the city's homeless population. RT correspondent, Brigida Santos investigates.

In this edition of Fishtank, RT America's Lindsay France is joined by Ed Schultz, who gives his take on recent spats between Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Then, France is joined by RT America's Brigida Santos, who gives the latest on the upcoming primary in California.
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Trailer for the award winning series "Destroy the Alpha Gammas", produced by Brigida Santos, Leah McKendrick, & Scott Brown. To watch the entire series CLICK HERE.

"Stefano Formaggio" is a deliciously sinister short film produced by Brigida Santos, Marius Haugan, & Darren Darnborough, starring Alice Greczyn, & Pasquale Cassalia. In a perfect fairy-tale village, a beautiful but coy florist addicted to the enchanting local cheese, finally gets her dream date with the charming Italian artisan, who happens to be hiding more than just a secret family recipe.