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Joe Yerardi

Multimedia-Based Investigative Reporter and Data Specialist

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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.

Recent Stories

San Diego County’s System For Tracking Campaign Donations Called Outdated

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Open government advocates warn that San Diego County’s system for processing political candidates’ campaign finance reports makes it nearly impossible for the public to follow the money. But there’s a chance that could change soon.

San Diego's Ethics Commission Seeks To Rein In Independent Committees

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In the wake of an $11 million mayor’s race, the San Diego City Ethics Commission is proposing a host of changes to local electioneering laws.

San Diego Ethics Commission Considers Tightening Restrictions On Independent Committees

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The Ethics Commission will consider several amendments at Thursday night’s meeting, including one to tighten restrictions on how independent committees can use candidates’ campaign materials.

Three Keys To Kevin Faulconer’s Victory

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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.

Early Voting Patterns Favor Faulconer In Mayor’s Race

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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.

Their Candidate Under Attack, Labor Responds With Barrage Of Negative Ads In Mayor’s Race

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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.

Alvarez Leads San Diego Mayor Money Race With Cash On Hand

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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.

Unraveling A Scandal, Part Two

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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.

How To Uncover A Scandal From Your Couch

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A how-to guide for unraveling San Diego campaign finance scandal involving a straw donor, a "foreign national" and local politicians.

San Diego Campaign Finance Scandal: Tracing The Donations

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inewsource has been digging deep to find new donations related to a federal investigation into illegal campaign contributions.

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