Raquel Maria Dillon

KQED Contributor

Raquel Maria Dillon got her start as a health reporter for KQED in 2000. She spent the bulk of her career as a news reporter and video journalist for the Associated Press, where she covered wildfires, mudslides, drought, political campaigns, and breaking news across the Western US. Working out of the Los Angeles bureau, she covered everything from polygamy trials in St. George, Utah, to migrants in Nogales shelters, and interviewed all kinds of Californians, from farmworkers in crowded apartments in the Salinas Valley and adult film actors on set in the San Fernando Valley. She attended UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism and worked for New Hampshire Public Radio, the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, KALW Public Radio, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KTVU/Channel 2, NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday, and Timeline.com.