Award-winning reporter and California native returns home to anchor the statewide news and public affairs program on September 2.
KQED Public Radio announces the hiring of reporter John Sepulvado to be the morning host of The California Report, its award-winning statewide news and public affairs program. Sepulvado comes to KQED from Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), where he was the local host and executive producer of the flagship NPR weekend news program Weekend Edition. He will make his debut on The California Report on September 2, 2016.
Prior to his work at OPB, Sepulvado served as a producer for America Public Media’s Marketplace Weekend. He also worked as a national correspondent for CNN and as news director at WUSF in Tampa, Florida. Sepulvado has earned prestigious RTDNA Murrow and PRNDI awards for investigative reporting, and helped CNN take home a Peabody Award for coverage of the 2010 Gulf oil spill.
Joining KQED brings Sepulvado back to his deep California roots. He was born in Monterey and lived in Salinas during his early childhood. His family helped settle Monterey and San Benito Counties for the Spanish in the 1700s, and his great-great grandfather was Juan Bautista Alvarado, the last Mexican Governor of California.