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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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NASA Launches Pilot Project To Measure Snowpack From The Sky

After five years of drought there’s so much snow in the Sierra Nevada that state water officials are preparing for a massive runoff year. But the traditional way of calculating the snowpack has a huge margin of error and as Valley Public Radio’s Ezra David Romero reports a new way to measure it could greatly decrease that inconsistency.
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Could Grizzly Bears Roam Again In California?

At one time there were more than 10,000 grizzly bears in California, but the last grizzly in the state was shot in the San Joaquin Valley in 1924. One group would like to see the bears thrive again. But as Valley Public Radio’s Ezra David Romero reports, not everyone thinks the idea is a good one.
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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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Massive Pine Tree Die-Off Scares Forest Service, Dead Trees Could Harm Visitors

The bark beetle has killed so many trees in the Sierra Nevada that officials are worried that people visiting places like the Sierra National Forest are in danger just by being there. Last week Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency when it comes to the dead trees and is asking for federal resources to remove them safely.
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Q&A: Alex Honnold On Climbing El Capitan Without Ropes, Fear And His Book "Alone On The Wall"

Alex Honnold is a real life Spiderman. He’s climbed heights like El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. But what sets him apart from other climbers is that he leaves ropes and carabiners behind. In this interview FM89’s Ezra David Romero speaks with Honnold about his new book Alone on the Wall detailing 20 years of climbing history.
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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

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