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Scott Rodd

Investigative 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.