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Priya Sridhar


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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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Scott Peters' Bill Would Tie Federal Transit Funds To Housing

Oct. 8
By Priya Sridhar

The bill proposed by Democratic Congressman Scott Peters would require state and local governments applying for federal transit money to show that housing will be located near planned mass transit stops.

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San Diego Mayor Touts City's Progress In Fixing Potholes

Oct. 2
By Priya Sridhar

Mayor Faulconer says potholes are being fixed in the city at a record rate. Some residents aren't so sure.

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The Story Of A Cinderella Costume With A Twist Goes Viral

Sept. 30
By Priya Sridhar

The costume, created by an Oceanside woman who was born without an arm, has inspired children and people with limb differences.

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San Diego Considers Crackdown On Street Vendors

Sept. 25
By Priya Sridhar

There have been more street vendors around San Diego this year because there are currently no local restrictions on them.

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San Diego’s Climate Crisis: The Impacts Of A Warming World On Refugee Communities

Sept. 23
By Priya Sridhar

The World Bank projects climate change will displace as many as 140 million people around the world by 2050, with Latin America, sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia the hardest-hit regions.

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Suspected Poway Synagogue Shooter Unleashed Anti-Semitic Diatribe In 911 Call

Sept. 19
By City News Service, Priya Sridhar

A man accused of opening fire at a Poway synagogue, killing one congregant and injuring several others, told police: "I'm defending my nation against Jewish people, who are trying to destroy all white people."

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Business Report: Apple TV+ Set To Launch In November

Sept. 16
By Bennett Lacy, Priya Sridhar

In business news: Apple TV+ set to launch in November, Zillow is now buying homes, and a landmark bill passes in California that could reshape the gig economy.

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Chula Vista's Drag Queen Story Hour Went On In Spite Of Protests

Sept. 10
By City News Service, Priya Sridhar

The Chula Vista Public Library Drag Queen Story Hour went on as planned Tuesday in spite of protests from local socially conservative organizations.

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City Heights Refugees Cope With Substandard Housing

Sept. 6
By Priya Sridhar

Those hit hardest by San Diego's affordable housing crisis are often from the most vulnerable communities. Some feel they must accept unsanitary living conditions or lose their home.

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Uber, Lyft Drivers Speak Out Against Bill Aimed To Curb Independent Contractors

Sept. 2
By Priya Sridhar

This Labor Day, the California legislature is considering a bill that would dramatically decrease the number of independent contractors in the state.

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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.