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Brad Racino

Multimedia-Based Investigative Reporter

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Brad Racino is a senior reporter and assistant director at inewsource, as well as a photographer, videographer and editor. He has produced work for print, radio and TV on a variety of topics including political corruption, transportation, health, trade, surveillance and maritime.

His cross-platform reporting has earned more than 40 local awards and several national awards, including back-to-back medals from Investigative Reporters and Editors, a national Emmy nomination and the Sol Price Award for Responsible Journalism.

Racino has worked as a reporter and database analyst for News21; as a photographer, videographer and reporter for the Columbia Missourian; a project coordinator for the National Freedom of Information Coalition and as a videographer and editor for Verizon Fios1 TV in New York.

He received his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 2012.

Recent Stories

More Change In Store For San Diego’s North Embarcadero

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The port has laid out plans for changes at Navy Pier, parking and circulation improvements, and more public space along San Diego's waterfront.

4 Things To Watch With San Diego’s New Seaport Development

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In light of the history of waterfront development in San Diego, here are four things to keep an eye on with the new Seaport project.

San Diego’s Commercial Fishing Industry Skeptical Of Massive Port Makeover

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The industry has been an economic, cultural and tourist boon since its beginnings in the early 20th century. But today it's a shadow of its former self. Can a $1.2 billion development proposal save it?

Court Tones Down Language, But Won’t Give San Diego's Cory Briggs Attorney Fees

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A state court has modified its opinion concerning San Diego attorney Cory Briggs’ “criminal” behavior, but denied a rehearing on the issue.

San Diego Attorney Cory Briggs Challenges Court Ruling That Slammed His Conduct

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Paul Pfingst, who is representing Briggs, is confident language in the opinion concerning criminal behavior will be changed after the court recognizes it “made a mistake.”

Cory Briggs’ Conduct ‘Unethical And Possibly Criminal,’ Appellate Court Says

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The state court of appeal has denied local attorney Cory Briggs more than $258,000 in fees he sought against the city of San Diego, citing “unethical, unprofessional, or even illegal conduct…”

San Diego Ignores Government Transparency Law For 24 Years

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Voters passed the 1992 law after the city almost signed a deal with an alleged mobster. It was designed to show who the people are behind the companies doing billions of dollars in business annually with the city.

How San Diego’s Vision For A World-Class Waterfront Vanished

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Massive projects are moving ahead along San Diego’s waterfront but not as part of a cohesive plan. With so much at stake, inewsource zeroed in on the North Embarcadero to find out how it developed and what lessons might be learned.

NCTD Releases Part Of Leadership Assessment After Court Ruling

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The North County Transit District spent more than $100,000 to fight a public records act request, eventually producing a partial summary of a leadership competency assessment.

NCTD Prevails In Harassment Lawsuit

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Jury rejects claims that a former human resources employee at the North County Transit District was laid off because of her age and gender.

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