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Brad Racino

Multimedia-Based Investigative Reporter

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

Since joining inewsource in 2012, Racino has produced work for print, radio and TV on a variety of topics, including political corruption, transportation, health, trade and surveillance. In 2013, Racino won both the national IRE award for investigative reporting and the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sol Price Award for responsible journalism for his ongoing investigation into San Diego’s North County Transit District.

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

San Diego Agencies Cash In On Drug Money, Assets

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A federal program allowing police to seize money and assets related to drug trafficking has been good to San Diego County’s cops and prosecutors, providing nearly $30 million to their agencies between 2007 and 2014.

San Diego Police Sued For Withholding Spy Technology Records

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The San Diego Police Department purchased high-tech surveillance devices called Stingrays that indiscriminately gather large amounts of cellphone data in order to locate a target.

Judge To Decide If NCTD Documents Will Be Made Public

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“The Rady documents” detail the strengths and weaknesses of more than a dozen senior managers at the North County public transit agency. KPBS media partner inewsource has sued for their release.

Staff Turnover Costs At North County Transit Higher Than Reported

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Turns out, those NCTD severance payouts were even higher than KPBS media partner inewsource first calculated.

Secret Summit: 24 Hours With The Koch Brothers

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Over the weekend and into Monday, the billionaire Koch brothers and supporters converged on the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point.

Managers Continue To Leave North County Transit District, Severance Adds Up

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The turnover has cost NCTD nearly $300,000 since January.

County Supervisor Horn's Response To Basic Faith story; inewsource's Response Back

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The San Diego County supervisor's lawyer sent a letter to inewsource after its story "Bill Horn's Basic Faith" ran, and the online news website has responded.

Bill Horn's Basic Faith

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San Diego County Supervisor Bill Horn ran a religious charity for decades. Experts say the operation ran counter to state and federal laws.

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.

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