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John Carroll

Freelance Reporter

John Carroll was born in Long Beach, California. His affinity for the written and spoken word began as a young child. So it followed logically that he studied broadcast journalism at Pepperdine University, having fallen in love with the medium after a high school internship at WMAQ TV in Chicago. Over the years, John’s profession would take him to Reno, Los Angeles and eventually home to San Diego where he reported at Channel 10 for several years before becoming the weekend anchor/reporter at CW6.
John is thrilled to now be a part of KPBS Radio & TV where he is a member of San Diego’s premier broadcast/online news organization. He also lends his talent to the station’s fundraising efforts as part of KPBS’ on-air fundraising team.

Recent Stories by John Carroll

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Governor's Plan To Fix California's Housing Crisis Faces Big Challenges

Oct. 22
By John Carroll

California's governor made a lot of campaign promises regarding the state's housing crisis. A new report finds that a lot of those promises remain unfulfilled.

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Hot, Dry Weather Plus Santa Ana Conditions In East County Equal Elevated Fire Danger

Oct. 21
By John Carroll

High temperatures and low humidity across the county are combining with Santa Ana Winds in the East County. That means the possibility of wildfires in the county is high.

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LA Times: Death Investigations Upended By Organ Collection Prior To Autopsies

Oct. 17
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

A new Los Angeles Times investigation uncovered multiple instances where companies harvested organs, skin and bones before medical examiners and coroners were able to conduct their autopsies. At least two of those cases happened in San Diego County.

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San Diego Author Shares Stories Of 15 Years Of Adventures On The High Seas

Oct. 14
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego boat builder, Lew Maurer, was commissioned to build an 80-foot luxury catamaran. Soon, he would find out he was destined to be its captain, leading a family on 15 years of adventures around the world.

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Journalist James Verini Discusses Battle Of Mosul And Fall Of Islamic State

Oct. 8
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

Verini's new book chronicles the long and complicated history of America's presence in Iraq.

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San Diego Kurdish Leader: Pulling US Troops Out Of Syria Could Lead To 'Genocide'

Oct. 8
By John Carroll

San Diego County is home to one of the largest Kurdish communities in the United States. One local Kurdish leader says the Trump Administration's decision to pull American troops from Syria could lead to a "genocide" against the Kurds.

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New California Poll Shows 3 Democrats In Dead Heat In Presidential Primary

Oct. 3
By John Carroll

A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California shows Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders in a dead heat in California's Democratic Presidential Primary.

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Domestic Violence Incidents Up Slightly In San Diego County

Oct. 2
By John Carroll

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is underway against the backdrop of a slight uptick in the number of reported incidents of domestic violence in San Diego County.

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Community Groups Call On SDPD To Stop Using Controversial Neck Restraint

Oct. 1
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

In town hall meeting Monday, activists called on the San Diego Police Department to stop using the controversial carotid restraint hold.

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San Diego County Jail Deaths Outpace Other Large California Counties

Sept. 24
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

The findings are the result of a six-month investigation by The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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