Catch Up On Last Week's Top 5 Stories With Our Video Recap

Kelly O'Grady
Kelly O'Grady is dot.LA's chief host & correspondent. Kelly serves as dot.LA's on-air talent, and is responsible for designing and executing all video efforts. A former management consultant for McKinsey, and TV reporter for NESN, she also served on Disney's Corporate Strategy team, focusing on M&A and the company's direct-to-consumer streaming efforts. Kelly holds a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. A Boston native, Kelly spent a year as Miss Massachusetts USA, and can be found supporting her beloved Patriots every Sunday come football season.
Catch Up On Last Week's Top 5 Stories With Our Video Recap

What's going on with L.A.'s tech and startup community? A lot! dot.LA chief host and correspondent Kelly O'Grady takes you through the key points of the top five headlines from last week. Don't miss out on the essential news you need to know:

  • COVID Migration: Tech workers move to L.A. to escape expensive NYC & SF, and move out of L.A.
  • CortoAI uses Hollywood script analysis tool to analyze the debate
  • UCLA's economic forecast for the U.S. is in — and it's better than you might think
  • Big data firm Palantir goes public
  • Disney Lays Off 28,000 at U.S. Theme Parks

    Weekly Recap: COVID spurs influx and exodus from L.A., AI analyzes debate & Disney does lay-offs

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