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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

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.

Mapping San Diego’s Complaints: Bedbugs, Barking Dogs And Substanda...

Mapping San Diego’s Complaints: Bedbugs, Barking Dogs And Substandard Housing

Dec. 19
By Brad Racino / inewsource

Over the past three years, San Diegans have filed more than 15,000 complaints with the city alleging code violations. inewsource mapped them all.

Google Earth Engine Shows San Diego's Changing Landscape

Google Earth Engine Shows San Diego's Changing Landscape

Dec. 7
By Brad Racino / inewsource

See how the county has changed over the past three decades.

More Change In Store For San Diego’s North Embarcadero

More Change In Store For San Diego’s North Embarcadero

Dec. 1
By Brad Racino / inewsource

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

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

Nov. 14
By Brad Racino / inewsource

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 M...

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

Oct. 27
By Brad Racino / inewsource

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 A...

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

Oct. 19
By Brad Racino / inewsource

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

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