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Brad Racino

Multimedia-Based Investigative Reporter

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Brad Racino is an investigative reporter for inewsource.

Along with colleague Joanne Faryone, Brad also 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

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.

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.

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