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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

Passengers checking in at the Alaska Airlines c...

TSA Debuts Coronavirus-Related Security Upgrades At San Diego International Airport

Nov. 19
By John Carroll

Just in time for the holiday travel season, the TSA has introduced a number of security upgrades at San Diego International Airport. They're designed to keep passengers and TSA officers safe during the pandemic.

Fit Athletic Club in Solana Beach is shown on N...

County Issues Cease-And-Desist Orders To Organizations For Violating COVID-19 Health Regulations

Nov. 18
By John Carroll

As the county issues cease and desist orders to organizations throughout the county for violating health orders, one county supervisor is calling for further crackdowns in the face of skyrocketing COVID-19 cases.

Visitors tour the San Diego Air & Space Museum ...

San Diego Air & Space Museum To Close Saturday Due To Pandemic Restrictions

Nov. 12
By City News Service, John Carroll

After reviewing options provided by the state of California regarding the coronavirus epidemic, the San Diego Air & Space Museum will close beginning Saturday, a spokesman said Wednesday.

San Diego Unified School District board member ...

San Diego Unified Announces Major COVID Testing Plan For Students & Staff

Nov. 11
By John Carroll

The San Diego Unified School District has announced a major COVID-19 testing plan for students and staff. It comes from a collaboration with the teacher's union and UC San Diego.

These undated photos show District 3 City Counc...

Stephen Whitburn Wins Race For San Diego City Council District 3

Nov. 3
By John Carroll

Candidate Stephen Whitburn has defeated Democrat challenger Toni Duran in the race for San Diego City Council District 3.

Joe LaCava and Will Moore are shown in these un...

Joe LaCava Wins San Diego City Council District 1 Race

Nov. 3
By John Carroll

Joe LaCava and Will Moore largely agree on what to do about issues like homelessness, but when it comes to the controversial issue of short-term rentals, the two part company.

A large sign directs patrons to Pecs Bar's outd...

Business Owner Describes Roller Coaster Ride Dealing With COVID-19 Regulations

Nov. 2
By John Carroll

Businesses open, businesses closed. That plus a changing landscape of COVID-19 regulations makes running a bar and restaurant tough. One business owner described what it's like.

San Diego County Registrar of Voters Michael Vu...

Results From Early Voting Will Include Many More Ballots In San Diego County Than In 2016

Oct. 24
By John Carroll

The County Registrar of Voters said first returns should come within a half hour of the polls closing at 8 p.m. on election day, Nov. 3. And Michael Vu said those returns will be the result of a huge number of ballots.

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County Offering Free Flu Vaccines To Prevent COVID-19 And Influenza 'Twindemic'

Oct. 22
By John Carroll

The county said on Thursday that preventing a so-called 'twindemic' where people get COVID 19 and the flu is imperative. They announced free flu clinics and urged everyone to get vaccinated.

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San Diego Has About 60 Miles Of Unpaved Roads, Councilwoman Moreno Wants To Change That

Oct. 19
By John Carroll

America's Finest City has more than 60 miles of unpaved streets and alleys. District 8 City Councilwoman Vivian Moreno is trying to change that.

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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.

A sign in front of the Burrito Station in North...

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.