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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 | 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.

The California Report | Jun 9, 2015 8:50 AM
Mervin Field, a Chronicler of Modern California, Dies at 94

Anyone who has wanted to know what Californians think and why for the past 70 years simply had to ask Mervin Field. The legendary pollster sampled opinions on everything, as part of his survey that became known as the Field Poll. Mervin Field died Monday in Marin County. He was 94.

The California Report | Jun 3, 2015 8:50 AM
State Budget Fight: Predictions More Than Programs

Lawmakers continue deliberations Wednesday over a new California state budget. Although this will be the biggest budget in history, the size of the debate is one of the smallest. Here's why: traditional battles over spending have been eclipsed by a much quieter battle over economic projections.

The California Report | May 20, 2015 8:50 AM
Details Hidden on Legislative Lawyers Drafting Bills for Influential Groups

There are thousands of bills introduced in the California Legislature every year. Each one has been officially vetted by the Legislature's own lawyers. But there's something almost no one outside of Sacramento knows: those lawyers also unofficially draft legislation for powerful interest groups at taxpayer expense.

The California Report | May 15, 2015 8:50 AM
Revised California Budget Reinforces Brown's Manifesto of Moderation

Gov. Jerry Brown unveiled his revised state budget on Thursday. The plan adds money for schools and health care. It also seems to offer some concessions to his critics, especially when it comes to the working poor.

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