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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

  • 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

  • Jonathan Ayestas / Capital Public Radio

    UC Davis Student Could Become First NorCal Woman To Join Army Infantry

    May 20, 2016

    A woman from the UC Davis Reserve Officers' Training Corps could make history as the first woman from the Northern California region to be accepted into the U.S. Army infantry branch as a result of changes this year allowing women to see combat.

  • New Program Expands Health Care Access To Undocumented Children

    April 27, 2016

    A new program looks to offer approximately 170,000 undocumented children in California health care coverage through Medi-Cal.

  • Trish / Flickr

    The Good, The Bad, The Flat Out Mean Pranks Of April Fools' Day 2016

    April 1, 2016

    April Fools' Day pranks can lead to some good laughs, but also some jaw-dropping mishaps. We compiled a list of pranks from Sacramento and beyond.