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Jill Castellano

Jill Castellano is an investigative reporter and data analyst for inewsource.

Castellano graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in psychology and criminology and was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian. She has interned at the New York Daily News, Forbes and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Castellano was a Dow Jones Data Fellow in 2016 — its first class of data journalists. She was trained by data experts at the headquarters of Investigative Reporters and Editors in Columbia, Missouri, and spent the summer working as a data reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune.

In September 2016, Castellano joined The Desert Sun in Palm Springs as an investigations editor. She mentored reporters in the USA TODAY Network on data analysis and public records, and she collaborated with other newsrooms on data-driven enterprise stories.

Recent Stories by Jill Castellano

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‘Unprecedented’ Outside Spending For County Supervisor’s Seat And More To Come

June 18
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

Tom Shepard has been a player in San Diego politics for decades, but he still hasn’t seen it all.

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Congress: 49th District Candidates Strongest In Home Territories; Hunter Strong Everywhere In 50th District

June 7
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

After Vista Republican Darrell Issa decided not to seek a 10th term in office, Democrats put millions of dollars into flipping his congressional seat.

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Republican Law Enforcement Candidates Win Big In San Diego County

June 7
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

Voters on Tuesday elected two Republicans in landslides to San Diego County’s top law enforcement posts — Summer Stephan as district attorney and Bill Gore as sheriff. And that’s in a county where voter registration favors Democrats.

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Election Day Money Facts To Help You Vote

June 5
By Jill Castellano / inewsource, Leo Castañeda / inewsource

For those of you making your final decisions on Tuesday about who to vote for in the June primary, you may be thinking back to the campaign fliers, signs and commercials you’ve been bombarded with over the past weeks.

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Outside Spending Ramps Up As Tuesday’s Election Approaches

June 1
By Jill Castellano / inewsource, Leo Castañeda / inewsource

With the election Tuesday, groups are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in San Diego County’s most competitive races.

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Breaking Down The Outside Spending In The District Attorney’s Race

May 18
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

About $317,000 of the outside spending is supporting Summer Stephan. But most of the outside spending is backing Jones-Wright. Four PACs have spent more than $703,000 to support her campaign.

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