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 political firestorm over state Senator Ron Calderon flared up last night in an unexpected fashion. The Democrat from Montebello has asked a federal judge to hold the FBI in contempt of court for trying to smear him because he wouldn't take part in a sting operation.
Are you ready to talk about the ballot for November of 2014? It's already a hot topic in Sacramento, particularly the propositions.
Political aftershocks are still being felt in California, more than a week after Al Jazeera America revealed stunning details about an FBI sting operation at the State Capitol. According to an FBI affidavit obtained by the network, a federal agent posed as a movie producer and funneled tens of thousands of dollars in alleged bribes to State Senator Ron Calderon. As the California Report's Sacramento Bureau Chief Scott Detrow explains, the FBI document sheds new light on how money talks in state politics.
Department of Corrections Secretary Jeffrey Beard may have the toughest job in California politics. He has faced a widespread hunger strike and a never-ending battle with federal judges over control of California's prisons since he joined the Brown Administration late last year. But this isn't Beard's first go-round with those controversial issues.
Last spring, it looked like a slam dunk that the city of Sacramento would lose their pro basketball team -- the Kings -- to Seattle. But the NBA shocked sports pundits and voted to keep them in Sacramento. Now a new ownership group is injecting new life into the NBA franchise. And as the Kings have unveiled a surprising strategy to grow an international fan base.