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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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Effort Underway To Ensure Every Californian Is Counted In The Census

Aug. 16
By John Carroll

California is spending $187 million to make sure every Californian is counted in the 2020 census.

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How SDG&E's New Time-Of-Use Plan Could Affect Your Electric Bill

Aug. 15
By John Carroll

With San Diegans cranking up the air conditioning, KPBS looks at how SDG&E's new Time-Of-Use billing plan could impact what you pay for power.

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Catholic Bishop Of San Diego Lays Out New Plan To Deal With Sexual Abuse Of Children

Aug. 13
By John Carroll

San Diego Roman Catholic Bishop Robert McElroy gathered all 2,500 diocesan employees to lay out new policies regarding the sexual abuse of children.

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Floating Robot Could Clean Plastic Out Of The Ocean

Aug. 12
By John Carroll

A floating robot to clean plastic out of the ocean was tested by USD engineering students in Mission Bay on Friday.

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'Scrippshenge' Sunset Is A Bust Due To The Marine Layer

Aug. 8
By John Carroll

Photographers gathered under the Scripps Pier for the 'Scrippshenge' sunset between the pillars. They left disappointed.

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Plan To Stabilize Del Mar Coastal Bluffs Moves Forward

Aug. 7
By John Carroll

The Del Mar City Council approves an encroachment permit that allows work that's focused on a 1.6 mile stretch of coastline.

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Request To Designate Part Of Rose Creek As Parkland Rejected

Aug. 1
By John Carroll

Years-long effort to get half-mile stretch of Rose Creek designated as parkland was rejected Thursday by the San Diego City Council.

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IdeaLab Delivers Cutting-Edge Technology To Teens In Logan Heights

July 29
By John Carroll

New teen IdeaLab brings sound recording booths, 3D printers, state-of-the-art computers and virtual reality games to teens in Logan Heights.

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Help Of All Kinds Given To People Who Are Homeless In Chula Vista

July 26
By John Carroll

Non-profit group organizes event to help homeless with everything from dental work to legal help to showers.

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San Diego Symphony Signs Lease With Port For New Outdoor Concert Venue

July 25
By John Carroll

San Diego Symphony Summer Pops is set to get a beautiful new state-of-the-art facility at the Embarcadero, costing nearly $45 million.

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