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Priya Sridhar

Reporter

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Priya Sridhar is a general assignment reporter for KPBS. She comes to San Diego from San Antonio, Texas where she worked as a general assignment and investigative reporter for KENS5, a CBS affiliate.

Priya began her journalism career as a multimedia journalist for the NBC affiliates in Maine. She went on to work as a Washington correspondent for RT, an international news channel. She went on to work as the South Asia bureau chief and correspondent based in New Delhi, India.

After returning to the U.S., Priya worked as a video journalist for the Associated Press based in Chicago. She has also worked as a D.C. correspondent and morning show co-host for an international news channel, Arise, headquartered in Nigeria.

Some of her most memorable stories in her ten year journalism career include covering the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, MO for the Associated Press and Nigeria’s historic 2015 presidential elections.

Priya has a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s in international relations and history from Bowdoin College. Priya is also an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and serves as an Advisory Board Member of Military Veterans in Journalism.

Recent Stories by Priya Sridhar

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Caltrans Permanently Closing Northbound SR-163 Off-Ramp To Friars Road

Aug. 20
By Priya Sridhar

Caltrans is closing an off-ramp in Mission Valley Tuesday night as part of a major transportation project aimed at reducing congestion and making the area’s roads safer.

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San Diego Tenants Union Fights For Refugees And Other Low-Income Renters

Aug. 14
By Priya Sridhar

The ongoing housing affordability crisis impacts nearly everyone in California, but few are hit harder than the refugee community.

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Study: Nurses Are At Higher Risk Of Suicide Than Most People

Aug. 13
By Priya Sridhar

A new UC San Diego study found that nurses die by suicide at a significantly higher rate than the general population.

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Business Report: Wall Street Volatile After China Devalues Its Currency

Aug. 9
By Priya Sridhar

This week in business: From a massive sell off to claims of currency manipulation, the U.S.-China trade war heats up, Disney announces their streaming service details, and the fake meat industry sees more growth.

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School Supplies Collected For Homeless Students In San Diego

Aug. 8
By Priya Sridhar

San Diego County Office of Education partners with San Diego County Credit Union for their annual Stuff the Bus campaign, collecting school supplies for students in need.

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San Diego Moves Closer To Revamping Police Watchdog Commission

July 31
By Priya Sridhar

A city council committee Wednesday approved proposed amendments to the city charter would make the oversight board wholly independent and include youth members.

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San Diego Restaurants Work To Comply With New Plastic Straw Ban

July 8
By Priya Sridhar

Earlier this year, San Diego adopted new rules limiting the use of plastic straws and utensils. But, the city has now suspended the enforcement of those rules because it's being sued.

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San Diego Pediatrician Under Investigation For Allegedly Using Dirty Needles On Patients

July 2
By Priya Sridhar

A San Diego pediatrician is under investigation for allegations that he used expired and unauthorized needles from a box that a medical assistant said contained dead insects and what appeared to be rodent droppings.

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City Heights To Host Inaugural Business Expo

June 28
By Priya Sridhar

City Heights will host its inaugural business expo on Saturday, where new or aspiring business owners can find services and resources from local organizations.

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City Chooses Proposed Site For New Homeless Storage Facility In District 9

June 26
By Priya Sridhar

The San Diego mayor's office has announced a proposed location for a storage facility to keep belongings for people who are homeless.

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Judge Refuses To Toss Duncan Hunter's Corruption Case

July 8
By Associated Press

A judge Monday refused to dismiss federal corruption charges against U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter or move the trial outside his Southern California district, saying he found no evidence so far that the Republican lawmaker cannot get a fair trial here.