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Rachael Myrow

Rachael Myrow
Host and Reporter, The California Report

Rachael caught the bug for journalism in high school, where she started on the opinion page before realizing the world is infinitely more interesting when you don't think you know everything.

While getting her bachelor's degree in English at UC Berkeley, Rachael got hooked on public radio at the campus station, KALX-FM. After hosting and co-producing "Film Close-Ups," a radio magazine on Bay Area film, she returned to UC Berkeley for a graduate degree in journalism.

She landed her first job as a producer with Marketplace Radio in Los Angeles, and by the time she left, four years later, Rachael was an all-purpose editor, reporter and fill-in host. Rachael then spent six years reporting full-time for KPCC-FM in Los Angeles before returning to the Bay Area in 2007 to host the daily edition of KQED's California Report. Over the years, she's covered the explosive growth of trade through Southern California's ports, Irish snowballs in San Francisco, and the housing crisis across the state.

Rachael's work has won her awards from the LA Press Club, the Radio and Television News Association, the Associated Press Television-Radio Association of California and Nevada, the Radio-Television News Directors Association of Southern California, the Northern California RTNDA, SPJ Northern California Chapter, the San Francisco Peninsula Club Greater Bay Area and a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Stories (230 archives)


The California Report | Jul 29, 2014 8:50 AM
Judge: L.A. Clippers Sale May Go Forward

Shelly Sterling will be able to proceed with a record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft. That's the tentative oral ruling of a probate judge, issued Monday afternoon. The sale would proceed against the will of Shelly Sterling's husband Donald, who was banned from the NBA for life and fined $2.5 million after he was recorded disparaging African-Americans and making one racist remark after another.

The California Report | Jul 21, 2014 8:50 AM
Corinthian Colleges to be Closed, Sold Under Federal Monitor

Former U.S. attorney Patrick Fitzgerald will monitor the sale and closure of all the campuses owned by Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges. According to the U.S. Department of Education, Fitzgerald and his firm will have full access to the financial records, student rosters and closure plans at Heald, Everest and Wyotech campuses as part of an agreement between the department and the failing for-profit career college operator. It's a complicated situation, as reporter Paul Fain of Inside Higher Ed explains.

The California Report | Jul 18, 2014 8:50 AM
State Lawmakers Visit Central America Amid Exodus of Unaccompanied Minors

While the state legislature is taking a summer break, some Democratic lawmakers are in Central America on a 10 day visit to El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama. They planned the trip months ago, but now their timing couldn't seem more relevant as the national conversation about illegal immigration has taken on new urgency. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg is leading the trip, and he talked with us from El Salvador.

The California Report | Jul 17, 2014 8:50 AM
Cities Phase Out Red Light Cameras Amid Public Outcry and Fiscal Difficulties

Riverside will turn off its red light cameras in September, ending an eight-year program with Redflex Traffic Systems that lost money most of those years. As it happens, nearly 60 cities in California have dropped their red light camera programs - for a variety of reasons. But roughly 50 cities continue to use the cameras. Alicia Robinson of the Riverside Press Enterprise joins us now to catch us up.

The California Report | Jul 11, 2014 8:50 AM
Will New Watchdog Help Clean Up the L.A. Sheriff's Office?

In recent weeks, Los Angeles County supervisors have been wrestling with how to make sure their new Sheriff's Department watchdog gets the access he needs to provide effective oversight. The agency's top brass has been accused of allowing -- and even fostering -- a culture of violence among deputies in the County's main jail. We talk with Frank Stoltze, who covers crime and politics for KPCC in Los Angeles.

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