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Brad Racino

Multimedia-Based Investigative Reporter

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Brad Racino is an investigative reporter, videographer and editor for inewsource.

Since 2012, he has produced work for print, radio and TV on a variety of topics for inewsource, including political corruption, transportation, health, trade and surveillance.

In 2013, Racino won both the national IRE award for investigative reporting and the Sol Price Award for responsible journalism.

In 2014, Racino shared a second IRE award, the Columbia Journalism School's Meyer "Mike" Berger award, two Edward R. Murrow awards and a national Association of Health Care Journalists award with colleague Joanne Faryon for “An Impossible Choice.”

Before joining inewsource, Brad worked as a reporter and database analyst for News21; as a photographer, videographer and reporter for the Columbia Missourian; and as a videographer and editor for Verizon Fios1 TV in New York.

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

Contact him at or (619) 594-3569.

Recent Stories

Briggs Withdraws Subpoena Against Inewsource

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Cory Briggs, a San Diego attorney at the center of an inewsource investigation, has withdrawn a subpoena he served on inewsource’s executive director in April.

Cory Briggs Gets Paid In Sunroad Debacle; No Money Yet To San Diego For Land

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The settlement between Sunroad and Briggs called for a $10,000 donation to the city of San Diego in addition to a second payment based on the value of an appraisal. So far, no appraisal has been done.

Briggs-Related Nonprofit Sues inewsource, SDSU

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San Diego attorney Cory Briggs has been the subject of a recent series of investigative stories by inewsource. A nonprofit Briggs is associated with has now sued inewsource and its executive director, as well as San Diego State University.

Second Lawsuit Involving San Diego Attorney Briggs Raises Conflict Issues

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An inewsource report shows that attorney Cory Briggs’ personal and professional partner played a key role in an environmental review of a project near the Mexican border. Briggs eventually sued the city of San Diego and a private developer over the project on environmental grounds.

San Diego Gets $143K Settlement In Briggs-Cacciatore Conflict

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The City Council unanimously approved the settlement with La Mesa-based Helix Environmental Planning, which employed attorney Cory Briggs’ significant other. She also was a vice president in Briggs’ firm when he sued the city over a project Helix had worked on.

Briggs Lawsuit, Land Deal End Badly For Family

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Legal and real estate experts question San Diego attorney Cory Briggs' actions in a lawsuit and real estate transaction involving a family in San Bernardino County.

More Contradictions Found In Briggs-Cacciatore Land Records

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San Diego attorney Cory Briggs and his personal and professional partner, Sarichia Cacciatore, have signed contradictory documents about where they live and their relationship — potential felonies according to a prosecutor and mortgage fraud experts.

Helix Environmental: San Diego Attorney's Wife Did Not Disclose Role In His Firm

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The environmental consulting firm that employed attorney Cory Briggs’ wife added another layer to the conflict-of-interest inquiry surrounding the couple, saying it did not know she had a position in Briggs’ law firm.

Contested Transcript Of San Diego Attorney Cory Briggs’ Wife Released

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The lawyer for Cory Briggs’ wife released the document Monday, saying she had no objection. It shows she was associated with her husband’s law firm for the past 20 years while also working for a consulting firm that did business with local governments he sued.

Briggs Opposes San Diego City Attorney’s Move To Unseal Transcript

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A Superior Court judge said he will rule next week on whether to lift a protective order so City Attorney Jan Goldsmith can fulfill an inewsource public records request for documents involving attorney Cory Briggs and his wife.

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