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Joanne Faryon

Investigative Reporter

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As an investigative reporter, Joanne Faryon works with the team of journalists at inewsource, a nonprofit journalism enterprise embedded in the KPBS newsroom.

Faryon has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist, working in a print, radio and TV. She previously worked in Canada and the U.S., specializing in investigative reporting.

During her time at KPBS, Faryon served as reporter, host, and producer for both TV and radio. Among her many stories and investigations is the 2010 look into the effectiveness of the Whooping Cough vaccine. The series of in-depth features lead the Centers for Disease Control re-examine their reporting and change their guidelines.

Faryon’s work has been honored by the USC's Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism with the Walter Cronkite Award for political journalism. The prestigious honor was for the Envision special, “Who’s Supervising San Diego?” – an in-depth look at the County’s Board of Supervisors. Faryon has also received an honorable mention from the National Press Foundation in 2010 for an in-depth look at the state's prison system as part of the Envision series. In addition, Faryon has earned two regional Emmys and several awards from the San Diego Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists. Her Canadian honors include a Manitoba Human Rights award for meritorious service for her investigative work on the Ku Klux Klan and right-wing extremism in Canada.

Joanne has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Winnipeg and a creative communications diploma from Red River College.

Recent Stories

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.

Immunized People Getting Whooping Cough

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Most of the people who got whooping cough in San Diego County so far this year were up to date with their immunizations, according to county data.

City Auditor Wants Mello-Roos Tax Bills Checked For Accuracy

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A San Diego audit found problems with the way square footage is recorded on some building permits which could potentially impact tax bills.

Neighborhood Kids Can’t Go To New Poway Unified School, But Teachers’ Kids Can

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Some parents in the Poway Unified School District are questioning why the district is allowing teachers’ kids to attend its newest school, while turning away neighborhood children.

Poway Unified Parents Want Answers About Who Gets A Seat At New School

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Homeowners want to know why their kids can't attend a new K-8 school in their neighborhood.

Surprise Bid On Rancho Bernardo Land: Possible Seniors’ Community

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The fate of the "water tower" site might finally be decided by the Poway Unified School District.

San Diego Woman Celebrates 108th Birthday

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Laura Simon says never in her wildest dreams did she expect to be blowing out the candles on her 108th birthday cake.

Feds Among Long List Of Creditors In San Diego Hospice Bankruptcy Case

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The feds aren't likely to see much of their $112 million claim against San Diego Hospice.

Choosing Life Or A Better Death: Hospice Under Scrutiny

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Dying patients are faced with a difficult choice: a comfortable death or expensive medical treatment that might make them feel better and live a little longer.

Adam And Krystyna: Hospice Under Scrutiny

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San Diego Hospice kept Krystyna Saling in care for six years, and then discharged her in November. She has end stage Alzheimer's.

All stories by Joanne Faryon ›