Scott RoddInvestigative Reporter
Scott comes to KPBS after spending more than a half-decade in Sacramento as both a State Capitol reporter and an investigative reporter.
Most recently, he worked for Capital Public Radio where he produced a number of award-winning investigative projects. They include a podcast and audio documentary on the U.S. Forest Service’s failed plans to protect a rural California town from wildfire. His reporting prompted a Congressional inquiry that is ongoing.
Scott’s investigation into Gov. Gavin Newsom’s overstated wildfire prevention efforts prompted legislative oversight hearings and a $500 million budget increase for fire mitigation. His reporting on a private security incident at Sacramento’s basketball arena led to the passage of a state law that requires use-of-force training for California security guards.
Scott was the Sacramento Press Club’s journalist of the year in 2021, has a regional Murrow award and was a finalist for a national Investigative Reporters & Editors award.
San Diego libraries have been the site of recent controversies and censorship efforts. On Roundtable this week, we hear about how local libraries have been impacted by recent culture battles over books. And, an effort is underway to create a national monument in the Imperial Valley.
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