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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

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.

North County Transit District's CEO Accused Of Harassment, Discrimination

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Former NCTD managers went on the record alleging Matthew Tucker harassed, intimidated and bullied older female employees for years at the San Diego transportation agency.

Crane Crash At NCTD Station Highlights Continuing Safety Concerns

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A recent crane accident at the Escondido Transit Center highlights ongoing safety concerns at San Diego's North County Transit District.

San Diego Judge Warns Attorney Briggs About Possible Criminal Prosecution

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Judge Gregory Pollack said attorney Cory Briggs knew the nonprofit he represented in litigation over the San Diego Convention Center expansion had been suspended by the state. “Mr. Briggs may be in a whole heap of trouble,” Pollack said.

Nonprofits Linked To San Diego Attorney Cory Briggs Flout State, Federal Laws

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For years, the well-known environmental attorney has collected attorney fees and settlements on behalf of a network of charitable, nonprofit organizations he helped form. In many cases, the nonprofits repeatedly and persistently violated state and federal laws.

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.

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