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Ezra David Romero

Radio Reporter/Producer, Multimedia Journalist

Sacramento

Ezra David Romero

Reporter for Capital Public Radio, Podcast Host of YosemiteLand

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Valley Edition

Valley Edition is a news magazine program dedicated to issues important to Central Valley residents, from health care and government, to education and the environment. Each week host Joe Moore presents a mix of feature reports, in-depth interviews, discussion and analysis. FM89's Ezra David Romero produces this program.
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California Farmers Consider Cashing In On A New Crop . . . Marijuana

California farmers are known for producing some of the finest fruits, vegetables and nuts in the world. But what if big agriculture here also included marijuana? If the legalization of recreational pot makes it onto the November 2016 ballot and passes, local growers might have a new crop to harvest.
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In California Drought, Musicians Find Inspiration

Historical movements, wars and disasters around the globe have created signature sounds in music. Think freedom songs like “We Shall Overcome” or even Prince’s “Baltimore.”. California is in its fourth year of drought and songs about a drying state are now emerging. From Here & Now’s contributing station Valley Public Radio, Ezra David Romero reports.
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Interview And Poems: Fresno's Juan Felipe Herrera Named U.S. Poet Laureate

For the second time in five years, a Fresno poet has received the nation’s highest honor for his field. Former Fresno State professor Juan Felipe Herrera is the new Poet Laureate of the United States. Herrera grew up in the San Joaquin Valley and was influenced by both the beat poets and the Chicano movement of the 1960’s.
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Fresno Bar Is First To Go On California High Speed Rail

The jaws of a giant excavator tore through what was the old Annie’s Hollywood Inn bar in West Fresno Monday morning. “The excavator right there is going to hit the back of that building and because it’s so small it’s not going to take long; probably if we blink it’ll be down in five minutes,” says Jill Kroeker with J.
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Could Fresno Be The Next Tech Hub? These Techies Think So

This is the second story in a two part series by Ezra David Romero about what some are calling a tech boom in Central California. In this story we talk Fresno, in the first piece we explore Google, drones and Merced. Just over a year ago a ragtag team of 20 something’s in Fresno got tired of meeting in bars and coffee shops to design websites, write code and dream of a thriving tech community in the Valley.
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In Fresno A Republican Endorses A Democrat

An unusual partnership bridging across political party lines was made Friday in front of Fresno’s City Hall. Fresno Mayor and candidate for California Controller Ashley Swearengin is a republican. But today she endorsed democrat Fresno City Councilman Blong Xiong who is running for Fresno County Supervisor, District 1.
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Teatro Azteca: Dreaming Up Spanish Language Theater In Fresno

The United States is dominated by box office hits played at megaplexes with sometimes as many as 21 plus screens, but no more than a few decades ago film venues looked very different especially for the Latino community. But today in Fresno, one young woman has taken on the task to reopen the region’s only Spanish language theater.
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Would You Build A Park Next To A Freeway? Fresno May Build Two

With the final vote for the Fresno General Plan Update and Environmental Impact Report just around the corner, activists are appealing for changes to the plan that could potentially alter the health of children in the region. A group of activists an d health leaders met today at the site of a proposed new park in Northwest Fresno near Highway 99 to protest what they call a big problem with the city's proposed new general plan.
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Not Just Horses Racing At The Big Fresno Fair, But Little Pigs, Pooches and Turkeys

The Big Fresno Fair is known for live horse racing. Every year thousands flock to watch jockeys and their steeds compete at the fair. But as FM89’s Ezra David Romero reports horses aren’t the only animals tearing up soil for the chance of a grand prize at the fair this year. If you want to bet on a horse race at the big Fresno Fair, it’s an easy thing to do.
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About

Ezra David Romero

Ezra David Romero is an award-winning radio reporter and producer. His stories have run on NPR's Morning Edition, NPR's Morning Edition Saturday, NPR's Morning Edition Sunday, NPR's All Things Considered, NPR's Here & Now, NPR Food, Latino USA, KQED, KALW, Harvest Public Radio, etc.

Romero has worked with Valley Public Radio for about five years. He landed at KVPR after interning with Al Jazeera English during the 2012 presidential election. His series ‘Voices of the Drought’ using the hashtag #droughtvoices has garnered over 1 million impressions on Twitter, Tumblr and Instagram. It's also resulted in two photography exhibits and a touring pop-up gallery traveling across California. Stories affiliated with #droughtvoices have run locally, statewide and on national air. The series also was awarded a Golden Mike Award in 2015 by RTNA of Southern California for "Best Radio News Feature Series."

In 2016, he received won two Golden Mike Awards for best entertainment reporting and business reporting and consumer reporting. And in 2014 he was awarded two Golden Mike Awards through the RTNA of Southern California for a piece on budding tech in Central California and a story on Spanish theater. Valley Edition, the show Romero produces, was named for the best Public Affairs Program for 2013 by the RTNDA of Northern California.

He’s a graduate of California State University Fresno, where he studied journalism (digital media) and geography. He has worked for the Fresno Bee covering police, elections, government and higher education. In 2012 he was a Gruner Award finalist for his 13-part Sanger Herald series on obesity in Sanger, Calif.

In his spare time, Romero hikes the Sierra Nevada, takes road trips to the Pacific Coast and frequently visits ice cream shops.

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Skills

  • reporting
  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Video
  • Video
  • Photography
  • Radio