Kellia Ramares-Watson, independent journalist and long time KPFA reporter passed away on August 18th, at her home, in her sleep. Kellia began working as a reporter at KPFA in 1999. She co-founded the program Guns & Butter and later became the engineer for the KPFA evening and weekend News. She was a contributor to WINGS – Women’s International News Gathering Service, Radio4all.net and wrote articles for the Intrepid Report and The Leftist Review. Kellia published one volume of poetry called “Near the Ragged Edge of Earth.” Kellia was also a loyal baseball fan. She wrote that in journalism her goal was to “call ’em like I see ’em,” as the umpires say in baseball. She is survived by her husband, David Watson.