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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

This Feb. 25, 2019 file photo shows a banner of...

5G Service Rolls Out In San Diego

Dec. 11
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

5G service has begun to roll out in San Diego. The new service holds the promise of much faster transmission speeds with the capability of moving much more data than the current 4G.

In this Sept. 19, 2017 photo, homeless people s...

Supreme Court Considers Taking Up Case On Whether Homeless Can Legally Sleep In Public Places

Dec. 6
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

U.S. Supreme Court justices are meeting Friday to decide whether to take up an appeal of a 9th Circuit ruling on homelessness. Whatever they decide could have a major impact on San Diego and other cities.

Dr. Ken Druck is shown in this undated photo

San Diego Author On The Challenges Of Caring For Aging Parents

Nov. 25
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

In his new book, "Raising An Aging Parent," San Diego author Ken Druck examines the dual challenges of parenting and caregiving.

San Diego Immigrant Affairs Manager Rita Fernan...

Meet San Diego's First Immigration Affairs Manager

Nov. 14
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

Chula Vista native Rita Fernandez is San Diego's first Immigration Affairs Manager. She discusses what she hopes to accomplish in her new position and what she learned from a similar job she held in Los Angeles.

The San Diego Police Department seal is seen on...

Report: Police Officers Convicted Of Criminal Offenses Still On The Job In California

Nov. 12
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

A new report from more than 30 news organizations finds hundreds of police officers and deputies convicted of crimes are still on the job in California, including several in San Diego.

In this Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, photo, Lizbeth p...

Union-Tribune: CBP Agents Altering Asylum Seekers' Court Documents

Nov. 8
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

Customs and Border Protection agents are accused of altering court dates on asylum seekers' documents, keeping some migrants in Mexico indefinitely.

A sign on the edge of the land in Oceanside whe...

Oceanside City Council Narrowly Approves Controversial Housing Development

Nov. 7
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

By a 3-2 vote, the Oceanside City Council on Wednesday night narrowly approved a controversial housing development on some of the city's last agricultural land.

NPR Host Shankar Vedantam Discusses Why Parts O...

NPR Host Shankar Vedantam Discusses Why Parts Of The Brain Remain Hidden

Oct. 30
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

From accessing the hidden parts of our brain to machines making decisions that humans used to make, Shankar Vedantam joins Midday Edition to reveal fascinating aspects of our hidden brains.

Cal Fire firefighters respond to a brush fire i...

California Regulators Say Ratepayer-Financed Wildfire Fund Can Move Forward

Oct. 25
By John Carroll

The California Public Utilities Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve a funding mechanism for a wildfire fund. Utilities across the state can tap into it to help pay for damages caused by wildfires.

The sign for the Cal Fire San Diego Unit Headqu...

Nearly 8,000 Without Power As Fire Risk Increases In San Diego County

Oct. 24
By City News Service, Erik Anderson, Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning, in effect from 5 a.m. Thursday to 5 p.m. Friday in the mountains and valleys, with the fiercest winds likely late Thursday night through early Friday morning.

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