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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

A rendering of the proposed Newland Sierra deve...

North County Mayors Gather To Support Controversial Development

Dec. 5
By Priya Sridhar

The project, proposed by the developer Newland Sierra, is slated for an area near San Marcos and Escondido.

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

How Will Hunter's Guilty Plea Affect The 50th District Race?

Dec. 4
By Priya Sridhar

Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter's resignation was not part of his plea deal on campaign finance crimes. But federal prosecutors believe it was understood by Hunter and his defense team.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, heading into cour...

Congressman Duncan Hunter To Plead Guilty To Campaign Finance Crime

Dec. 3
By Alexander Nguyen, Priya Sridhar

Hunter is scheduled to change his plea at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the federal courthouse in downtown San Diego.

Two senior citizens enjoy a game of Dominoes at...

How To Avoid Scams On Giving Tuesday

Dec. 2
By Priya Sridhar

Giving Tuesday is a global charitable movement founded in 2012 by New York's 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation.

Volunteers serving Thanksgiving lunch at the Pa...

Father Joe's Hosts Thanksgiving Lunch, Dinner Services For Homeless Residents

Nov. 27
By City News Service, Priya Sridhar

Father Joe's Villages got an early start on Thanksgiving on Wednesday for residents who are homeless in San Diego.

Caltrans and city officials announced the compl...

Caltrans Announces Completion Of Friars Road Overpass In Mission Valley

Nov. 26
By Priya Sridhar

The construction on state Route 163 and the Friars Road interchange is complete just in time to help alleviate holiday traffic.

Jewish Family Services plans to operate a safe ...

Encinitas Approves 'Safe Parking Lot' For Homeless

Nov. 21
By Priya Sridhar

People who live out of their cars will be able to use the lot, which is operated by Jewish Family Services. The nonprofit already operates three others in the county.

Undersheriff Michael Barnett speaks at the Boar...

Supervisors Hold Forum On State Immigrant Detainee Laws

Nov. 19
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.

A rendering of the proposed Newland Sierra deve...

Chicano Federation Supports North County Newland Sierra Development

Nov. 15
By Priya Sridhar

A ballot measure for the controversial proposal got backing Friday from some San Diego area nonprofits.

Yisroel Goldstein, Rabbi of Chabad of Poway, sp...

Chabad Of Poway Rabbi Steps Down

Nov. 14
By Priya Sridhar

The rabbi of the synagogue where a deadly shooting took place last spring is retiring from his day-to-day duties.

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Congressman Duncan Hunter waves to reporters as...

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.

Undersheriff Michael Barnett speaks at the Boar...

Supervisors Hold Forum On State Immigrant Detainee Laws

Nov. 19
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
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.