Dominique DiPrima is host of the early morning talk radio show The Front Page on Los Angeles radio station KJLH 102.3-FM. Ms. DiPrima is also producer of the program.
Ms. DiPrima spent three years as a co-host of The Steve Harvey Morning Show on KKBT-FM, and in limited syndication. She served as one of “Harvey’s Angels” interviewing celebrities, and providing fuel for Harvey’s humor. In addition she was the News Director/Anchor for the show.
Dominique is a talk radio veteran, with a stint as Host and Producer of her own talk show Street Science with Dominique DiPrima for almost nine years on 100.3-FM The Beat. Street Science with Dominique DiPrima tackled topics of relevance to the Beat’s primarily African American and Latino 18-35 year-old audience. She also served as Community Action Director at the Beat, building the department into an unprecedented large activist arm of the radio station, and working closely with grassroots community organizations. Street Science… earned Dominique an L.A. Weekly “Best of L.A.” award, and a Gracie Award from the American Women in Radio and Television among many others.
Before getting into radio Dominique DiPrima was a television host for San Francisco NBC affiliate KRON-TV. Working on camera as well as in the role of Segment Producer, Dominique garnered five Emmy Awards, six Parents Choice Awards, an Ollie and the SAG/AFTRA American Scene Award for positive portrayals of women, the disabled, senior citizens and people of color.
Dominique is also a dedicated community activist, hosting, marching and speaking at countless community events and demonstrations. She was the Director of the acclaimed Summer of Success violence prevention program in Baldwin Village in 2003 and 2004. And she is on the board of directors for The Community Coalition in South Los Angeles. She was chosen by a committee of Bay Area community based organizations to introduce Nelson Mandela during his first tour of the United States after his release from prison because of her dedication to progressive causes in general and the anti-apartheid movement in particular. Dominique managed to interview Geronimo Jijaga Pratt while he was still incarcerated and her radio program was the first media stop he made when he was freed. She has been recognized for her work in fighting racism by the Los Angeles Human Relation Commission, and for social justice advocacy by the San Francisco Media Alliance. She was recently appointed to the position of Commissioner, for the Commission on the Status of Women, by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Dominique is currently the COO of a film/video production company with her husband Guillermo Cespedes. The South L.A. based business is called YeYe Productions and specializes in work for independent artists and community organizations.
Birthday: June 4
Hometown: San Francisco
First Break: Host of a hip-hop TV show called “Home Turf” on KRON-TV
Favorite Movies: Eve’s Bayou, Claudine, Wild Style, Tent of Miracles (Brazil)
Favorite Books: The Autobiography of Malcolm X, In The Meantime by Iyanla Vanzant, They Came Before Columbus by Ivan Van Sertima
Hobbies: Eating at Restaurants, Working Out: (Kung Fu, Boxing, Running, Yoga (But who has time anymore with a baby!?)
Favorite Artists: Stevie Wonder, Goodie M.O.B., Billie Holiday
Things you wouldn’t know about me: I was on an episode of X Files…I used to be a rapper