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Brad Racino

Multimedia-Based Investigative Reporter

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Brad Racino is a multimedia-based investigative reporter for inewsource.

Along with colleague Joanne Faryone, Brad helps craft inewsource's video productions, radio features and web content. In the past, Brad has covered both local and national issues ranging from imported food safety to international maritime commerce. His stories have been published in the Washington Post, and the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting. inewsource employs Brad's previous visual work in television and commercial production to its new high-quality DSLR feature stories.

Before joining inewsource, Brad worked as a photographer, videographer and reporter for the Columbia Missourian; a videographer and editor for Verizon Fios1 TV in New York, as a photographer and manager for numerous freelance and commercial agencies throughout New Jersey and New York; as an underwater cameraman for a production company in the Bahamas; and as a reporter and database analyst for News21.

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

Contact him at or (619) 594-3569.

Recent Stories

Emails Show NCTD Changed Paperwork After Info Request

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The North County Transit District paid $31,200 for a study on its leadership without seeking competitive bids, then changed paperwork and attempted to backdate a new contract after inewsource asked for the documentation.

North County Transit District Sued To Release Records

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KPBS media partner inewsource has sued North County Transit District to compel the agency to release documents the investigative news reporting nonprofit considers public.

What You Can Find Out About A Person At Assessor/Recorder’s Office

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To get to know a person — really know a person — just take a trip to the San Diego County Assessor and Recorder’s office in downtown San Diego.

Why Is It So Hard To Catch Illegal Campaign Contributions?

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At the root of San Diego’s recent campaign finance scandal lies the topic of outside donations, and the illegality of foreign money used to influence stateside elections.

Unraveling A Scandal, Part Two

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We’ve updated the story to show the second half of the investigation — how we figured out the second candidate, the extent of the foreign national’s network, and more.

How To Uncover A Scandal From Your Couch

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A how-to guide for unraveling San Diego campaign finance scandal involving a straw donor, a "foreign national" and local politicians.

San Diego Campaign Finance Scandal: Tracing The Donations

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inewsource has been digging deep to find new donations related to a federal investigation into illegal campaign contributions.

MTS Buses, Trolleys And Stations Tapped By An $18 Million Surveillance Network

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inewsource examined the extent of surveillance throughout San Diego’s public transportation network, along with the implications for privacy.

Following Up: Can Twitter Predict Elections?

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Given the rapid growth in social networking both in the U.S. and worldwide, it’s no surprise researchers and academics are crunching data by the ton, looking for the next big breakthrough in cheap, up-to-the-minute public polling.

Social Media Analysis And The San Diego Mayor's Race

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To better predict San Diego’s upcoming mayoral election, a professor at San Diego State University has tapped into the seediest and most vile underbelly of American politics.

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