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John Carroll

News 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 morning news anchor. 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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Actor Alan Alda Partners With Scripps Research To Improve How Scientists Communicate

Jan. 20
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

Alan Alda has a mission — to teach scientists how to be better listeners and communicators. He wants them to be able to empathize with their audiences, to communicate their work in understandable and compelling ways.

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History Center Seeks Photos, Documents On African American Life In San Diego

Jan. 15
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

San Diego History Center is partnering with the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art to scan historical photos and documents of African American history in San Diego dating back to the 1850s. The History Center bought a special scanner to get the job done.

A monarch butterfly sits on a flower at Butterf...

San Diego Mayor Signs Pledge To Help Endangered Monarch Butterflies

Jan. 14
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined hundreds of other U.S. mayors when he signed the Mayors Monarch Pledge. Signing the pledge commits the city to take action to help the endangered butterfly.

A timeline from the LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories O...

San Diego History Center LGBTQ Exhibit Leads To Law Enforcement Diversity Training

Jan. 13
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

It started with an exhibit on San Diego's LGBTQ history. With the help of San Diego Pride, it grew into a diversity training program for San Diego County sheriff's deputies.

The U.S. Capitol building is illuminated by the...

Feeding San Diego CEO Testifies Before Congress On Hunger Among Veterans

Jan. 9
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

In the richest nation on earth, far too many veterans and active military personnel face food insecurity. In testimony before Congress on Thursday, Feeding San Diego CEO Vince Hall made it clear that Congress needs to do more to help.

San Diego Toddler Spawns A Kindness Movement

San Diego Toddler Spawns A Kindness Movement

Jan. 8
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

Blake Davis was just 2 years old when he died of a rare heart and lung condition. But he left behind a legacy of kindness that his parents are working to spread around the world.

San Diego's skyline is shown in this undated ph...

Future Of San Diego's Community Planning Groups Uncertain

Jan. 6
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego's 42 Community Planning Groups have operated in different ways from each other since they came about in the 70’s. Now, the city is attempting to standardize those operations.

Gov. Gavin Newsom holds up the measure by Assem...

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber On Being Named San Diegan Of 2019 And Legislative Work Ahead

Jan. 2
By Jade Hindmon, John Carroll

Newly minted San Diegan of the year for 2019, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber talks about the honor, her work on a landmark bill regarding use of lethal force by law enforcement and her legislative priorities in 2020.

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San Diego Anti-Defamation League Reacts To Increase In Anti-Semitic Violence

Dec. 31, 2019
By Alison St John, John Carroll

With last weekend's stabbing in New York and the attack at a Poway synagogue earlier this year, we get reaction from a local Jewish leader on the spate of anti-Semitic violence.

A seawall is constructed along the beach in Del...

Report: Sea Level Could Rise At Least 7 Feet Along California's Coastline By 2100

Dec. 16, 2019
By Alison St John, John Carroll

A new report from the California Legislative Analyst's Office predicts sea level rise will cost many millions of dollars to mitigate. It places much of that responsibility on local governments.

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