KQED Radio Staff
Sacramento Bureau Chief, The California Report
Before joining KQED, Scott reported on Pennsylvania's natural gas drilling boom for NPR's StateImpact project. He examined how hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - affected the Keystone State's economy and environment, and ways state government regulated the industry. In addition to filing radio reports that regularly aired on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, Scott blogged about drilling policy, and helped create interactive applications that visualized Pennsylvania's energy boom. The StateImpact Pennsylvania project won the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton in 2013.
From 2009 to 2011, Scott worked as Pennsylvania Public Radio's state Capitol bureau chief. He covered politics and government, reporting on the 2010 gubernatorial and Senate campaigns and a 101-day budget impasse, among other stories. During that stint, Scott won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of the Pennsylvania National Guard, which included a stint embedding with its 56th Stryker Brigade in Taji, Iraq.
Scott has also worked as a general assignment reporter and anchor at WITF in Harrisburg, PA and WFUV in New York City. He graduated from Fordham University, and is working toward completing a master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government.
Stories (108 archives)
Governor Jerry Brown's decision to tap Stanford Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar for the state Supreme Court is winning praise from fellow Democrats and Latino groups.
Three years into the worst drought since the 1970s, the State Water Resources Control Board has voted to approve fines of up to $500 a day for people who shower the sidewalks and streets in addition to their cars and lawns.
Despite the fact we're in the thick of the worst drought since the 1970s, the state has been relying on Californians to cut back water use voluntarily. Now the Water Resources Control Board is proposing fines of up to $500 on people who water their lawn, sidewalks or cars too often, or with hoses that can't shut off at the nozzle.
State lawmakers have a daunting task ahead of them as they begin a summer recess this week: crafting a multi-billion dollar water bond that wins bipartisan support. The bond wouldn't directly fund Gov. Brown's proposal to build tunnels through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta -- but that plan is the elephant in the room.
It's nearly July 4th, and across California people are stocking up on fireworks. Those fireworks could have become more expensive under a tax increase Gov. Jerry Brown pushed as part of his budget plan. But despite the fact Brown got nearly everything on his wish list during this year's budget negotiations, his fireworks tax proposal fizzled out. The proposed 10-cent-per-pound tax on legal, "safe and sane" fireworks was aimed at funding the disposal of more dangerous, illegal fireworks.