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John Carroll

General Assignment Reporter & Anchor

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 in his role as a general assignment reporter and Saturday morning radio news anchor. He loves coming up with story ideas that aren't being covered elsewhere, but he’s also ready to cover the breaking news of the day. In addition, he delivers the local news headlines on Saturday mornings during NPR's Weekend Edition. 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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'A Growing Passion' Host Nan Sterman Talks About Season 8 Of Her Popular Show

Sept. 24
By Alison St John, John Carroll

"A Growing Passion" host Nan Sterman joined Midday Edition to give us a sneak peek into season 8 of the popular show. We'll hear her suggestions about what to plant going into the fall and winter, and the challenges COVID-19 has presented in producing this season of the show.

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Answering Your Questions On Reopening In San Diego

Sept. 23
By John Carroll, Tarryn Mento

San Diegans have many questions about what can and what can't reopen during the current stage of the pandemic. We have some answers.

Construction equipment sits on the side State R...

Caltrans Working To Smooth Out Part Of State Route 52

Sept. 22
By John Carroll

Anyone who's driven on state Route 52 between SR-163 and I-805 knows it feels like a rollercoaster through there. Now, Caltrans is working to smooth the road out, for good.

Firefighters mopping up hot spots Sept. 10, 202...

Pandemic Forces Red Cross To Change How It Provides Shelter For Wildfire Evacuees

Sept. 18
By John Carroll

Before the onset of COVID-19, wildfire evacuees were typically housed in school gyms. But the Red Cross has had to change the way they do things.

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SDSU To Play 2021 Football Games In Carson

Sept. 15
By City News Service, John Carroll

San Diego State University's football team will play its 2021 home games at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson while the university works on its new stadium in Mission Valley, school officials announced Tuesday.

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Collaborative Effort Brings Food To People In Need In North Park

Sept. 14
By John Carroll

Following the departure of the "North Park Community Fridge," food assistance is being offered at another location just down the street.

The North Park Community Fridge is shown on Sep...

North Park Gets A 'Community Fridge' Helping People Who Need Food

Sept. 1
By John Carroll

They're popping up across the country, and now North Park has its own 'Community Fridge.' But there is some concern from local businesses.

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With Expected Shortage Of Senior Volunteers, County Will Pay Poll Workers

Aug. 31
By John Carroll

San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu says thanks to the pandemic his office still needs hundreds of poll workers for the November election. And they're willing to pay by the hour.

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County Crop Report Shows Bountiful 2019 Harvest

Aug. 28
By John Carroll

San Diego County released the 2019 crop report this week, and it shows last year was a good one for farmers. The next report probably won't be as good.

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Coronavirus Means Big Business For San Diego Bicycle Shop

Aug. 22
By John Carroll

Many businesses have struggled during the COVID-19 pandemic. But just the opposite is true at a Normal Heights bicycle sales and repair shop.

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San Diego Coronavirus Deaths Increase By 12, County Advises No Experimental Treatments

April 7
By City News Service

The new cases are the fewest reported in the county since March 28 and the second fewest in two weeks, but the number of deaths is by far the largest increase since the public health emergency began.

The number of COVID-19 cases on April 22, 2020,...

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In San Diego County Approaches 2,500, Deaths Near 100

April 22
By City News Service

The county has reported 24 deaths from the respiratory illness over a two-day period, the deadliest two-day stretch since the coronavirus outbreak began.

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Gov. Newsom Urges People To Avoid Holiday Gatherings

July 2
Kathleen Ronayne / Associated Press

Gov. Gavin Newsom is urging Californians to use common sense over the Fourth of July weekend by wearing masks and avoiding traditional gatherings with family and friends. The governor says the state won't be “going into everybody's backyard and enforcing" but people should be safe and thoughtful.