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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 by Brad Racino

Teacher Of The Year Urges Gompers’ Community To Be Accountable

Teacher Of The Year Urges Gompers’ Community To Be Accountable

May 26
By Brad Racino / inewsource

More than 25 teachers and students have come forward to talk about allegations of grade inflation and unrealistic academic expectations detailed by inewsource last week in an investigation of Gompers Preparatory Academy.

Familiar Faces Vie For Seat On Powerful Port Of San Diego Board

Familiar Faces Vie For Seat On Powerful Port Of San Diego Board

May 25
By Brad Racino / inewsource

The departure of public relations executive Bob Nelson from the Port of San Diego’s board has sparked a rush to fill the spot at the powerful government agency.

Gompers In The Spotlight: Teachers And Students Speak Out

Gompers In The Spotlight: Teachers And Students Speak Out

May 17
By Brad Racino / inewsource

The association tasked with accrediting charter schools confirmed Tuesday it is looking into allegations of grade inflation documented in inewsource’s investigation of San Diego’s Gompers Preparatory Academy.

Data, Teachers' Allegations Undermine Gompers' College-Ready Promise

Data, Teachers' Allegations Undermine Gompers' College-Ready Promise

May 15
By Brad Racino / inewsource and Brandon Quester / inewsource

When Vincent Riveroll swings an outsized bell to signal the start of the school day at Gompers Preparatory Academy, the director is sending a powerful message to the students and the community. Our kids are valued. Our kids can do it. Our kids are college bound.

Port’s Tuna Harbor Proposal Disappoints San Diego Fishermen

Port’s Tuna Harbor Proposal Disappoints San Diego Fishermen

April 28
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Commercial fishermen who expected that a proposed redevelopment of the San Diego waterfront would include land set aside solely for their industry found out Thursday that the Port of San Diego may have other ideas.

inewsource Launches New Data Center To Help Public Track San Diego ...

inewsource Launches New Data Center To Help Public Track San Diego Stories

April 24
By Brad Racino / inewsource and Brandon Quester

Data is at the heart of inewsource’s work. Now, the newsroom has made it easier and more fun for readers to explore.

Stop Ignoring Transparency Law, Grand Jury Warns San Diego

Stop Ignoring Transparency Law, Grand Jury Warns San Diego

April 13
By Brad Racino / inewsource

The San Diego County grand jury urged city officials Thursday to move forward “with haste” in enforcing a long-ignored transparency law that requires companies doing business with the city to provide details about the financial interests behind the transactions.

Crafting A Future For San Diego’s Tuna Harbor

Crafting A Future For San Diego’s Tuna Harbor

April 12
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Plans to develop San Diego’s waterfront have birthed an unlikely alliance determined to wake a once-powerful industry from a long sleep.

Financial Interests Behind San Diego Deals Worth Billions Still Und...

Financial Interests Behind San Diego Deals Worth Billions Still Undisclosed

March 13
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Despite overwhelming voter approval in 1992, three separate city attorney recommendations and an inewsource investigation, the city of San Diego is still not following a law mandating government transparency.

News In Numbers: What Happens To San Diego Institutions If Trump Gu...

News In Numbers: What Happens To San Diego Institutions If Trump Guts Federal Arts Funding?

Jan. 30
By Brad Racino / inewsource

President Donald Trump’s staff is proposing to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency that has funded art performance, research and accessibility since its formation in 1965, according to a recent report in The Hill.

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