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)
The head of California's campaign finance watchdog has stepped down to join the Federal Election Commission. On her last day in Sacramento, Fair Political Practices Commission Chair Ann Ravel took care of unfinished business, handing out the largest campaign finance fine in state history. The million-dollar fine is tied to millions of dollars in anonymous contributions that shook up last year's fall campaign.
The standoff in Washington began this summer, when 80 conservative members of Congress urged House Speaker John Boehner to use the budget and debt ceiling debate to try and kill the Affordable Care Act. One of those Congressmen was California Republican Tom McClintock. He represents an inland district stretching from Lake Tahoe to Fresno. Sacramento bureau chief Scott Detrow hit the road this week to see how the shutdown is affecting life in McClintock's rural district.
After signing a number of bills on the wish list of immigrant rights groups, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed permanent legal residents to sit on juries.
As California faces increasing scrutiny over its prisons, the state allowed reporters a limited tour of some of the most controversial facilities this week, which were the focus of this summer's widespread inmate hunger strike.
The sounds of screaming, mentally ill prison inmates reverberated through a federal courtroom in Sacramento Tuesday. It came from playback of videotaped evidence in a long-running suit over prison mental healthcare.