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Randol White is an award winning, accomplished, and well-rounded broadcast journalist with more than two decades of radio, television, web and print experience. He is a Northern California native with a lifelong connection to the Sacramento and Reno/Tahoe areas with several immediate family members also calling this portion of the state home. While growing up, his grandparents lived in Tahoe City and Sparks, his brother, a Sac State alum, settled in Elk Grove, and his parents retired in Lincoln.
Prior to coming to Capital Public Radio, Randol was the first-ever news director at KCBX Public Radio on California’s Central Coast. He spearheaded a newsroom from the ground up, based on NPR-style reporting guidelines blended with a strong focus on the issues and topics important to his local audience. During his tenure, Randol won the prestigious first-place Public Radio News Directors Incorporated (PRNDI) Award for his creative writing and use of sound.
Earlier in his career, Randol anchored and reported at stations in California, Wisconsin, and Oregon.
Randol’s broadcast career began in 1995 on California’s North Coast, while hosting a weekly news-talk program on NPR affiliate KHSU. During that time, he simultaneously produced television newscasts and hosted a public affairs show at Eureka’s KVIQ CBS 17. He landed his first full-time television-anchoring job at Medford, Oregon’s KTVL CBS 10 in 1996. Over the years, he has also reported and anchored at several stations within the San Francisco Bay Area, including KGO AM 810, KTVU Fox 2, and NBC Bay Area.
When Randol isn’t working on his next radio news piece, he’s likely riding his bicycle throughout the area. A proud bike commuter for more than 30 years, Randol chaired the City of San Luis Obispo’s Bicycle Advisory Committee. This passion for multimodal transportation also led to his holding a seat on the city’s Mass Transportation Committee.
Randol can often be spotted shopping for veggies with his husband Ricardo and their three dogs Papas, Gigi, and Florecita at Sacramento’s Sunday morning farmers’ market under the freeway.
December 4, 2019
A Thanksgiving weekend incident at Lake Tahoe involving actress Anna Faris has brought attention to state and local rules. Placer County will soon be inspecting short-term rentals for detectors.
November 16, 2019
Some longtime riders think new stops along the midday routes will greatly increase commute times.
Thirty Years After Sacramento Voted To Shut It Down, Rancho Seco Reinventing Itself While Dealing With Nuclear Past
November 5, 2019
In 1989 Sacramento made history by being the first community to shut down a nuclear power plant by public vote. Now Rancho Seco is host to a campground, lake, and solar fields. But parts of the plant's nuclear legacy remain.
October 27, 2019
“PG&E right now has incentives for bad behavior,” the governor said Sunday after declaring a statewide emergency as wildfires raged throughout Northern California and millions were without power after public safety shutoffs.
Planned PG&E Blackouts Force Some Residents Reliant On Medical Equipment Into ‘Life Or Death Scenarios’
October 25, 2019
Brian Terhorst has a rare disease that has him totally dependent on a reliable power source to run his ventilator. This has him scrambling for ways to keep a backup power supply nearby.
Upgrade To California’s Energy Management System Should Help Avoid Blackouts During Future Heat Waves
October 24, 2019
California’s energy grid “now has the most sophisticated energy management system in the world,” said the operator’s president.
October 17, 2019
The Sacramento Republic FC's possible new stadium is just one of several large-scale projects in the works for the area.
October 8, 2019
Based on your questions, here's what we've found out so far about the coming PG&E power shutoff, including a map of the areas that could be affected. Want to know more? Keep asking, and we'll keep answering.
October 7, 2019
The bike and foot path loosely follows the Truckee River from Tahoe City to Sparks near Reno for 60 miles, with the newest stretch traversing a rugged portion of the Truckee River Canyon.
October 4, 2019
According to SMUD, the mysterious towers are simply transmission poles undergoing maintenance to help prevent them from rusting.