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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 | Mar 20, 2012 8:50 AM
Education Activist Finances School Tax Measure

Governor Brown and a coalition of Democratic activists are busy gathering signatures for a proposed November ballot measure, a compromise plan that would raise some taxes. But there's another tax measure headed for the fall ballot. The woman behind it is Molly Munger, an independently wealthy education advocate on a mission to improve public schools.

The California Report | Mar 15, 2012 8:50 AM
Compromise Struck on Tax Measures, Signature-Gathering Race Begins

You can almost hear sighs of relief today from California Democrats after Governor Jerry Brown struck a deal with liberal activists on a ballot measure to raise taxes. Now, the proposal needs signatures to get on November's ballot.

The California Report | Mar 13, 2012 8:50 AM
Brown Measure May Face Rival Tax Initiatives

Governor Jerry Brown thinks voters will back his tax measure this fall, regardless of what else is on the ballot. That was Brown's message to reporters after a speech yesterday to the California Police Chiefs Association. The governor now faces the real possibility of rival tax measures alongside his on the November ballot -- and that's led to a fierce debate about the political consequences.

The California Report | Mar 6, 2012 8:50 AM
Students Bring Message Directly to Sacramento

Several thousand college students from across California came to Sacramento Monday for "Occupy the Capitol," to protest state cuts to higher education. About 70 people were arrested for refusing to leave the building.

The California Report | Mar 1, 2012 8:50 AM
State 'Homeowner Bill of Rights' Introduced

California homeowners facing foreclosure need help navigating the complex and sometimes unfair road ahead. That's the assessment of Attorney General Kamala Harris and Democrats at the state Capitol, who introduced a package of foreclosure reforms yesterday.

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