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 (60 archives)
California's High-Speed Rail Authority says it isn't slowing down. A week after a judge refused to grant the Authority access to billions of dollars in state bond money, the board's chair says they'll simply reapply for that funding.
It's a happy Monday for state lawmakers getting a $5,000 pay raise today, the first raise in six years.
California's troubled bullet train project took another blow this week when a judge blocked access to state bond funds. Some construction work on the high speed rail line is moving forward, but future financing questions remain.
Thanksgiving is a day of traditions. There's turkey, of course. Also football games, pumpkin pie and parades. And for more and more Californians, there's the early morning "turkey trot."
Sacramento is flush with cash. Yes, you heard that correctly. The state may have $5.6 billion in extra money on its hands by the end of the next budget cycle. But Analyst Mac Taylor is telling lawmakers not to get too excited about the extra income.