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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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Central Valley Town Turns to Eco-Friendly Homes to Save Water

At the edge of the Central Valley town of Reedley, there’s a plot of ground that once grew 40 acres of green leafy peach and plum trees. It’s here that city leaders hope to build an eco-friendly village. Reedley has historically grown in a pattern of cookie-cutter tract homes, but City Manager Nicole Zieba says the plan is to change that.
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Google's Self-Driving Car And Others Use Merced As A Landing Pad

This is the first story in a two part series by Ezra David Romero about what some are calling a tech boom in Central California. This week we talk Merced, next we explore Fresno. Meet a guy who wakes up and spends his entire day with Google. “I’m Daniel Galindo, I’m a student at the Merced JC,” Galindo says.
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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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Photo Blog: Google, Castle Air Force Base, Weeds And Air Force One

Central California isn't necessarily known for advancing the world of technology, but Ezra David Romero reports that some are trying to change that. Merced County, a region know for milk and almonds, is working to attract high tech companies to fill what was once Castle Air Force Base in Atwater. In Romero's first story he spies on what Google is doing at the base, flies a drone and takes a tour of other tech companies scattered across the base's 2,700 acres.
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Clovis Has An MRAP. Is That OK With You?

The August 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, a black unarmed teenager, by a white Ferguson police officer resulted in multiple violent protests in Middle America. The way police handled the situation with equipment like armored vehicles has left communities questioning the use of military grade weapons by local law enforcement.
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California 'Breaks Ground' On High Speed Rail In Fresno

More than a thousand supporters of California High Speed Rail filled the barren lot of what is supposed to become a multistory train station in Fresno today for a symbolic groundbreaking. Nearly two years after construction was supposed to start, and more than six years after voters approved a bond to help fund California high speed rail, state and local leaders met in Fresno’s historic Chinatown today to mark the start of the project’s construction.
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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