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Jill Castellano

Jill Castellano is an investigative reporter and data analyst for inewsource.

Castellano graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in psychology and criminology and was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, The Daily Pennsylvanian. She has interned at the New York Daily News, Forbes and the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Castellano was a Dow Jones Data Fellow in 2016 — its first class of data journalists. She was trained by data experts at the headquarters of Investigative Reporters and Editors in Columbia, Missouri, and spent the summer working as a data reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune.

In September 2016, Castellano joined The Desert Sun in Palm Springs as an investigations editor. She mentored reporters in the USA TODAY Network on data analysis and public records, and she collaborated with other newsrooms on data-driven enterprise stories.

Recent Stories by Jill Castellano

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inewsource Campaign Finance Data For San Diego County Races

Aug. 9
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

inewsource has updated its San Diego County campaign finance database to capture the most recent fundraising and spending by politicians, ballot measure groups and political action committees in the county.

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High-Profile Donors Back Fletcher, Dumanis For San Diego County Supervisor

Aug. 8
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

If you want to know who’s who in San Diego politics, you can find the answers in the bank accounts of two county supervisor candidates.

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The Latest In Fundraising By San Diego County’s US House Candidates

July 30
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

It’s been almost two months since the June 5 primary, and the campaign season is picking back up for the candidates in San Diego County’s five congressional races. Fundraising in some of those contests has already reached millions of dollars.

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Democrats Spent 37 Times The Contribution Limit On Nathan Fletcher. And It’s Legal.

July 24
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

The San Diego County Democratic Party spent $958,000 supporting Board of Supervisors candidate Nathan Fletcher leading up to the June primary.

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Political Party Spending: How We Crunched The Numbers

July 24
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

San Diego County’s political parties play a huge role in local elections by spending thousands of dollars to support their candidates. But the details of their spending are hard to know because of the way political parties file their campaign finance reports.

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Maps Of Final 2018 Primary Election Results In Key San Diego County Races

July 10
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

inewsource has mapped the final primary election results in six of San Diego County’s biggest 2018 races: the 49th and 50th congressional districts, district attorney, sheriff, and the 4th and 5th Board of Supervisors districts.

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‘Unprecedented’ Outside Spending For County Supervisor’s Seat And More To Come

June 18
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

Tom Shepard has been a player in San Diego politics for decades, but he still hasn’t seen it all.

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Congress: 49th District Candidates Strongest In Home Territories; Hunter Strong Everywhere In 50th District

June 7
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

After Vista Republican Darrell Issa decided not to seek a 10th term in office, Democrats put millions of dollars into flipping his congressional seat.

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Republican Law Enforcement Candidates Win Big In San Diego County

June 7
By Jill Castellano / inewsource

Voters on Tuesday elected two Republicans in landslides to San Diego County’s top law enforcement posts — Summer Stephan as district attorney and Bill Gore as sheriff. And that’s in a county where voter registration favors Democrats.

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Election Day Money Facts To Help You Vote

June 5
By Jill Castellano / inewsource, Leo Castañeda / inewsource

For those of you making your final decisions on Tuesday about who to vote for in the June primary, you may be thinking back to the campaign fliers, signs and commercials you’ve been bombarded with over the past weeks.

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