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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 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.

The California Report | Feb 28, 2012 8:50 AM
The Mystery of the Missing Revenue

California's state budget experts are trying to grapple with a mega-sized mystery: why are the tax payments of the state's super-rich becoming so unpredictable? A new analysis suggests there will be a lot less revenue than state lawmakers have been expecting.

The California Report | Feb 27, 2012 8:50 AM
State GOP Convention Searches for Relevance

California Republicans are back home this morning from their weekend state convention. It was an event full of enthusiasm about this year's elections. But at the same time, it was a gathering where everyone knew how tough the odds are in this decidedly Democratic state.

The California Report | Feb 23, 2012 8:50 AM
Crunch Season Approaches for California Budget Initiatives

A trio of tax proposals vying for a space on the November ballot each promise to tackle the state's systemic budget troubles. Reform advocates argue the choice for voters is simple. But there's nothing simple about the state budget - or the ways in which each proposal would rejigger it.

The California Report | Feb 13, 2012 8:50 AM
Democrats Vie for Party Endorsement at Convention

This weekend's state Democratic Convention in San Diego offered those running for the Legislature or Congress the chance to be officially endorsed Democrat in their race. And in a year where new election rules and newly drawn districts have created so much uncertainty, a party endorsement could prove a valuable asset.

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