Director of Programming
John Decker has been the Program Director for KPBS Radio since 1998 and began overseeing the television programming in 2009. Decker has more than 20 years of experience in news, production and public radio. John has served on the Board of Directors for the Public Radio Program Director’s Association.
Before joining KPBS, John worked in programming and operations at Wisconsin Public Radio for two years. He worked for Robert Greenwald Film Productions and West Coast-East Coast Productions in Los Angeles, and as a production coordinator for Lance Benefield Company in Milwaukee.
John has a master's in telecommunications and media management from San Diego State University. He earned his bachelor's in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
John enjoys spending time with his daughter Lina and wife Malin. His hobbies include running, motorcycling, and lounging in the back yard.
There have been reports California's state senate leader was planning to file a lawsuit against Governor Schwarzenegger. We asked non-partisan Sacramento Political Consultant Leo McElroy what Democratic Leader Darrell Steinberg is trying to do.
A large gathering of family and law enforcement are expected this morning in El Centro to pay tribute to a Border Patrol agent. Joining us on Morning Edition is Brad Jennings, Editor of the Imperial Valley Press.
The California Senate has approved a Democratic budget-balancing plan, but it faces a certain veto from Governor Schwarzenegger. We're joined on Morning Edition by non-partisan Sacramento Political Consultant Leo McElroy.
The San Diego Padres have won their first series in a month. We're joined on Morning Edition by North County Times Sports Columnist Jay Paris.
California voters will debate several proposition measures when they head to the polls in May for a special election. We're joined on Morning Edition by independent Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy
Responsible journalism is in the eye of the beholder. On the national stage, candidates John McCain and Sarah Palin have complained about unfair questions and "gotcha journalism," while the media community defend the interviews as asking the tough questions. At the local level, we joined the ranks of media outlets across the country to find ourselves under attack.