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Priya Sridhar

General Assignment Reporter - Contributor through April 2020

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Priya Sridhar worked at KPBS as a general assignment reporter. She came 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

Ric Kuehne and Beatriz Castaneda smile in the b...

San Marcos Couple Weds During Coronavirus Pandemic

March 25, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

Everyone has had to make adjustments to their daily lives to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, and that includes last-minute changes to major life events like weddings.

County officials from the Regional Task Force o...

Regional Task Force On The Homeless Prepares For Coronavirus Spread In San Diego

March 11, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

As the coronavirus continues to spread, officials from San Diego county's Regional Task Force on the Homeless met Wednesday met to come up with a preparedness plan.

The San Diego branch of the NAACP says a housin...

San Diego County Investigating Allegations Of Employee's Racist Social Media Posts

Feb. 26, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

The San Diego County Office of Ethics and Compliance is investigating racist social media posts, allegedly written by a county employee responsible for helping low-income people get housing subsidies.

District Attorney Summer Stephan announces the ...

New Campaign Tackling Opioid Use Launches In San Diego County

Feb. 20, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

The San Diego District Attorney's office is launching a new digital outreach campaign to tackle what they say is an opioid epidemic in our community.

Michael Hernandez speaks to reporters about all...

Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Could Shorten Window For Survivors To File New Suits

Feb. 19, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

The Boy Scouts of America have filed for bankruptcy in the face of more than 300 lawsuits from men who say they were sexually abused as scouts.

The Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church was restore...

New Affordable Housing, Community Space Opens In San Ysidro

Feb. 18, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

Casa Familiar unveiled the Living Rooms at the Border Project on Tuesday.

Andre Agassi speaks at the celebration of the o...

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi Celebrates Opening Of New Charter School In South San Diego

Feb. 6, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

The new school officially opened Thursday. Its campus was developed by the Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund.

Surfer Sam is part of the

'Say No To Winter' Campaign Encourages People To Move To San Diego

Feb. 4, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

A new advertising campaign is urging people in cold-weather regions to "Say No To Winter" and move to San Diego.

The Rotary Club Of San Diego gave $45,000 to 3 ...

San Diego School Districts Get $45K For Human Trafficking Prevention Education

Jan. 30, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

The gift from the San Diego Rotary Club will be split among the San Diego Unified, San Marcos and Sweetwater Union High School districts for training on how to spot signs of trafficking in schools.

Rep. Duncan Hunter arrives at the federal court...

Four Candidates Vying For Duncan Hunter's Vacated 50th District Seat

Jan. 27, 2020
By Priya Sridhar

For the first time in four decades, someone who isn't named Duncan Hunter will be representing the 50th Congressional District. The main candidates include three Republicans and a Democrat.

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Congressman Duncan Hunter waves to reporters as...

Judge Refuses To Toss Duncan Hunter's Corruption Case

July 8, 2019
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.

Undersheriff Michael Barnett speaks at the Boar...

Supervisors Hold Forum On State Immigrant Detainee Laws

Nov. 19, 2019
By City News Service, Priya Sridhar

During the community forum on the state's Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds Act, dozens of speakers voiced their concerns that the sheriff's office was still allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement the ability to apprehend inmates once they're released from county detention centers.

District Attorney Summer Stephan, left, and San...

Dealers Indicted Following Undercover Operation Targeting East Village Drug Dealers

Nov. 22, 2019
By City News Service

A grand jury has returned indictments against more than three dozen street-level drug dealers operating a "blatant, open drug market" out of San Diego's East Village neighborhood, many of whom were arrested after a four-month undercover operation, authorities announced Friday.