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Priya Sridhar

General Assignment 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

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

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

Jan. 27
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.

Officials celebrate the launch of the Blue Tech...

Coast Guard, Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Partner To Share Technology

Jan. 24
By Priya Sridhar

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography is partnering with the U.S. Coast Guard to make sharing technology easier.

Flags at Ramona Air Attack Base are flown at ha...

Three Americans Die After Airtanker Crashes Battling Australian Bushfire

Jan. 23
By Priya Sridhar

Three American firefighting airplane crew members were killed Thursday when the C-130 Hercules aerial water tanker they were in crashed while battling wildfires in southeastern Australia, officials said.

County officials announce the launch of a new p...

County Launches Disaster Preparedness Pilot Program For 'Vulnerable' Communities

Jan. 22
By Priya Sridhar

The program is focused on making sure elderly and disabled people in unincorporated areas of the county have evacuation plans for when wildfires and other disasters strike.

Brenda Padilla carries signs to support her dau...

Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group Leaves San Diego On Deployment

Jan. 17
By Priya Sridhar

Approximately 7,000 sailors left San Diego Friday on deployment to the Western Pacific.

San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey speaks to...

San Diego Waives Permit Fees For Sidewalk Repairs

Jan. 15
By Priya Sridhar

The city of San Diego will temporarily waive permit fees for property owners who want to fix damaged sidewalks in front of their homes and businesses.

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

Gov. Newsom Will Not Call Special Election Following Resignation Of Rep. Duncan Hunter

Jan. 8
By Associated Press, Priya Sridhar

California Governor Gavin Newsom's office said Wednesday that a special election will not be called following the resignation of San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter.

Shoppers walk around the Fashion Valley Mall in...

Business Report: Strong Economy Reflected In Holiday Sales

Jan. 3
By Priya Sridhar

This week in business: recap of holiday shopping, increase in California minimum wage and home constructions.

San Diego City Councilman Mark Kersey speaks to...

San Diego City Council Considers $100 Million Proposal To Fix Sidewalks

Jan. 3
By Priya Sridhar

With a backlog of more than 81,000 sidewalk repair projects, the plan would make fixes within the next 10 years.

A sign asks for $15 minimum wage outside the Mc...

San Diego Businesses React To Minimum-Wage Hike

Dec. 31, 2019
By Priya Sridhar

Starting Jan. 1, minimum wage workers in California will see a bump in their paycheck.

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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.