Multimedia-Based Investigative Reporter and Data Specialist
Joe Yerardi is an investigative reporter and data specialist at inewsource, combining traditional reporting techniques with data analysis to produce investigative stories.
Prior to joining inewsource, Joe was the data editor at the San Antonio Express-News. While in San Antonio, Joe wrote data-driven stories of local and regional interest, assisted reporters in utilizing data in daily and enterprise coverage and produced data visualizations for the newspaper’s print and online products.
Joe holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Kevin Faulconer’s victory was so decisive that he even had the advantage in balloting conducted on Election Day — usually a strong suit for Democrats. Faulconer won 50.4 percent of ballots cast at polls.
With Election Day here, political operatives and campaign volunteers are fanning out across the city in massive get-out-the-vote operations. But nearly 165,000 people already have voted, and those ballots may well determine San Diego’s mayor-elect.
If the business-backed Lincoln Club has a liberal foil this election, it’s Working Families for a Better San Diego, a committee established in September by organized labor.
Democratic mayoral contender David Alvarez maintains a nearly two-to-one advantage over his Republican rival in cash on hand, according to financial disclosure statements filed Wednesday and Thursday.
We’ve updated the story to show the second half of the investigation — how we figured out the second candidate, the extent of the foreign national’s network, and more.
A how-to guide for unraveling San Diego campaign finance scandal involving a straw donor, a "foreign national" and local politicians.
inewsource has been digging deep to find new donations related to a federal investigation into illegal campaign contributions.
Thirty-six political action committees have poured more than $1.6 million into San Diego’s mayoral election.
Fundraising did not slow down over the holidays in the San Diego mayoral runoff. The most recent campaign finance reports show the David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer warchests are nearly equal.
As in the primary, inewsource will be following the money with a database and visualization we intend to update daily. Here are three things to know about money in the runoff.