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Katie Orr

Contributor through March 2013

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Having grown up in the San Diego neighborhood of University City, Katie Orr is back in familiar territory as KPBS’ Metro Reporter. She previously worked at WVXU in Cincinnati, Ohio where she served as a reporter and announcer, as well as host of the award winning Cincinnati Edition. She has also reported for WNIN in Evansville, Indiana and for Four Corners Broadcasting in Durango, Colorado.

Katie has been recognized by the Indiana and Ohio chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists for her work as well as by the Hearst Journalism Awards and the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.

Katie graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University in 2003.

Recent Stories by Katie Orr

Trump Campaign Resonates In Rural Sierra County

Trump Campaign Resonates In Rural Sierra County

May 16
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

In the conservative northeastern part of California, there's a feeling of having a way of life taken away by what some regard as one-size-fits-all regulations that have curtailed mining and logging.

Uber Ruling Brings Labor Laws Into Question

Uber Ruling Brings Labor Laws Into Question

June 23
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

California's 20th century labor laws don't easily fit the 21st century sharing economy. Is a new class of employees the answer?

San Diego Holds Hearing On Padres TV Impasse

San Diego Holds Hearing On Padres TV Impasse

March 14
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Time Warner Cable customers in San Diego are sick and tired of not being able to watch the Padres on TV. Now a San Diego City Council committee is trying to remedy the situation.

San Diego Tries To Umpire Dispute Over Padres TV Broadcasts

San Diego Tries To Umpire Dispute Over Padres TV Broadcasts

March 13
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

New ownership has San Diego fans excited for the upcoming Padres baseball season. But some fans are worked up for another reason, not being able to watch the Pads on TV.

Filner Gets Outside Counsel For TMD Suit, Goldsmith Responds

Filner Gets Outside Counsel For TMD Suit, Goldsmith Responds

March 13
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

The legal fight over San Diego’s Tourism Marketing District will move forward without input from San Diego City Attorney Jan Goldsmith. Now Goldsmith is speaking out about the decision.

Judge Tentatively Approves Funding Plan For San Diego Convention Ce...

Judge Tentatively Approves Funding Plan For San Diego Convention Center Expansion

March 11
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio and City News Service

A tentative ruling has been issued on whether San Diego’s method of paying for the latest Convention Center expansion is legal.

Filner Presents Plan To Add 6,000 Port Jobs, Reduce Waterfront Poll...

Filner Presents Plan To Add 6,000 Port Jobs, Reduce Waterfront Pollution

March 6
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio and James R. Riffel, CITY NEWS SERVICE

Mayor Bob Filner's plan to use the Port of San Diego as a center of job creation received support from three City Council members at its first public airing today.

San Diego Hoteliers Win First Court Battle Against Filner

San Diego Hoteliers Win First Court Battle Against Filner

March 5
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio and City News Service

A judge weighed in today on the fight between Mayor Bob Filner and San Diego hoteliers and the hoteliers walked away with a small victory.

Filner And San Diego Hoteliers Clash Again

Filner And San Diego Hoteliers Clash Again

March 4
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio

Looks like there’s another fight brewing between San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and the hotel industry over marketing duties.

Filner Has New Plans For Plaza de Panama

Filner Has New Plans For Plaza de Panama

Feb. 27
By Katie Orr / Capital Public Radio and City News Service

From political realities to Plaza de Panama, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner covered a lot of ground in his official monthly meeting with the media.

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