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Jonathan Ayestas

Assistant Producer

Jonathan Ayestas is an assistant producer for Insight. He will be a senior at Sacramento State this fall.

He started out as an intern for the documentary program The View From Here in spring 2014 and returned as a digital news intern in 2016. 

He also spent three years at Sac State's campus paper finishing his final year as Digital Managing Editor.

Pizza is what he enjoys most on most occasions, citing "New York" as his favorite style of pizza.


    Stories by Jonathan Ayestas

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Hobo Johnson: Born From A Corolla Into A Life Of Music

    June 30, 2017

    Hobo Johnson — a.k.a. Frank Lopes — has had a successful year with his big wins at the SAMMIES and a surge in popularity following his "Live From Oak Park" video series. We speak with him and share videos of his live performances at our station.

  • Rich Pedroncelli / AP

    Officials Release New Rules That Could Reduce Prison Time For Some Inmates

    March 24, 2017

    The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation announced new regulations Friday that would allow more prisoners to reduce their sentences. Inmates who participate in certain programs will be eligible for good conduct credits.

  • Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

    Celebrating Pi Day With Pizza Pie In Sacramento

    March 14, 2017

    Insight’s host Beth Ruyak celebrates Pi Day with pizza from local restaurants in Sacramento.

  • Chris Stermer / CA Department of Fish and Wildlife

    California Biologist Investigates If Tahoe Wolverine Same One From Eight Years Ago

    July 26, 2016

    California scientists spotted a wolverine in the Sierra Nevada. Thought to be extinct from that area, California Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Chris Stermer talks about how this wolverine could be the same one from eight years ago.

  • Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

    Sacramento Responds To The Shootings In Dallas

    July 8, 2016

    UPDATE 5:52 p.m. -- The Sacramento Police Department called the killings of police officers in Dallas "senseless" and say law enforcement have been impacted around the nations, including police in Sacramento.

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    JUNO Astronomer Dr. Tobias Owen

    July 6, 2016

    Juno continues its work today - the spacecraft joined the orbit of the planet Jupiter on the 4th of July. We'll be talking with Dr. Tobias Owen, an astronomer from Fair Oaks who was influential in the JUNO project.

  • Katie Mollon / Flickr

    Can Video Games Help Children With Developmental Disorders?

    June 29, 2016

    A researcher at the UC Davis MIND Institute has been doing research on how video games can help children with developmental disorders improve cognitive behavior. He joins us on Insight to discuss the results of his experiments.

  • Elliott Brown / Flickr

    Travel Prospers, Exporters Suffer In CA Following 'Brexit' Vote

    June 27, 2016

    Sacramento-based economist Jock O'Connell explains the pros and cons of what Britain's referendum to leave the EU means to California. He says the move means cheaper travel to Europe, but there may be negative impacts on California exporters.

  • PulsePoint / File

    Pulsepoint App Alerts Of Nearby Emergencies

    June 3, 2016

    The City of West Sacramento unveiled a free smartphone app that would alert nearby users of when someone nearby is in cardiac arrest.

  • Matt Cooley / Cool Patch Pumpkins

    A Dinosaur With No Name

    June 3, 2016

    Drive along Interstate-80 in Dixon, Calif. and a huge, white figure looms in the distance. At first, you can’t tell what it is, but as you speed past, a dinosaur comes into view. A dinosaur. At a pumpkin patch. What does one have to do with the other