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John Myers

John Myers

John Myers served as the Sacramento Bureau Chief for KQED until 2012. He began covering California government and politics for KQED in 2003, and has spent spent almost 20 years as a reporter, anchor, and editor in both radio and television.

John's reporting and political analysis has been featured on National Public Radio, The PBS NewsHour, and beyond. His career highlights include serving as a panelist or moderator for televised gubernatorial debates since the historic recall of 2003.

John wrote and edited the KQED political blog "Capital Notes," which began in 2004 and is the longest running of its kind in California. He also hosted a weekly podcast and provided political news via Twitter.

His online reporting was cited when making Capitol Weekly's "Top 100" list in 2009 of influential people at the state Capitol:

"We defy you to find another reporter - print or broadcast - who has had a greater impact within the Capitol community about how state government is covered."

He has received numerous awards for his radio and television reporting, and frequently teaches broadcast journalism at CSU Sacramento.

John received degrees from Duke University and the University of California, Berkeley.

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The California Report | Aug 25, 2015 8:50 AM
Tahoe Summit Highlights Competing Proposals to Protect Lake

The waters of Lake Tahoe are some of the clearest in America. Tahoe residents say it's also clear the federal government is long overdue in doing its part to protect the lake. California and Nevada leaders met for their annual Tahoe summit Monday, and there were some very different opinions on what the feds should do, and when.

The California Report | Aug 17, 2015 8:50 AM
Big Battles to Watch in the Legislature's Final Month

Summer vacation is over for members of the California Legislature. Lawmakers are making their way back to Sacramento Monday morning for the final four weeks of the 2015 session. Their to-do list has some big items on it.

The California Report | Aug 12, 2015 8:50 AM
Local Governments Spend Big to Influence Sacramento

When state lawmakers end their summer recess next week, they will be welcomed back to Sacramento by more than 1,800 professional lobbyists. It's not surprising that lobbying is big business. But what may be surprising is what industry spends the most: local government.

The California Report | Aug 6, 2015 8:50 AM
After Eating $5 Billion in Interest, California Pays Off 2004 Deficit Debt

California taxpayers have paid off a nearly $14 billion bond. Taxpayers paid about $1 million a day every day for 11 straight years -- just in interest payments. That's $5 billion in interest.

The California Report | Jun 17, 2015 8:50 AM
State Budget Deal Struck, Gov. Brown Concedes Little

What a difference a day makes. One day after the Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown were at odds over a new state budget, the two sides shook hands and struck a $167 billion deal. The the story behind that story? It's another win for the governor on a key part of the budget process.

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