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Nadine Sebai was Capital Public Radio’s temporary state government reporter. Sebai is also a co-editor of Local Matters, a weekly newsletter showcasing investigative and watchdog news stories from local publications across the country. Her stories have run on NPR, KQED, and KALX.
Most recently, she was an intern at KQED Public Radio for The California Report Magazine. Prior to that, she was a Producer/Researcher at AJ+ for Newsbroke, a political comedy show, and a reporter at AJ+ for Documenting Hate, the collaborative project launched by ProPublica.
In May 2016, Sebai graduated from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism with a concentration in radio and investigative reporting.
She received an Emmy-nomination for her work as Lead Researcher on Rape on the Night Shift, a PBS Frontline, Univision, Reveal, KQED, and Investigative Reporting Program collaborative investigation on sexual assault in the janitorial industry. She’s also received awards for her radio reporting, including a Mark of Excellence Award for In-Depth Reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists and a Reva and David Logan Prize for Excellence in Investigative Reporting.
Prior to becoming a journalist, Sebai worked as an accountant for a top-rated mutual fund while attending the University of Miami. She also worked as an investigative analyst in Chicago, where she conducted background investigations on hedge-fund managers.
February 6, 2019
Xavier Becerra is refusing to budge when it comes to releasing law enforcement misconduct records required under a new state law.
February 5, 2019
Becerra spoke directly to his experience as the son of immigrants during the speech, which he gave from his high-school alma mater in Sacramento.
February 4, 2019
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was at the state Capitol on Monday, where she joined Democratic lawmakers in announcing what they call a gun violence working group.
January 31, 2019
Demonstrators advocated for fire victims and public ownership of utilities at the California Public Utilities Commission meeting in Sacramento on Thursday.
January 29, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom says he will work with the Legislature to ensure the state’s electric service is safe and reliable as the utility navigates Chapter 11 protection.
January 17, 2019
Gov. Gavin Newsom says California plans to offer unemployment benefits to federal employees required to work during the shutdown, despite a letter from the Trump administration saying states can't do so.
December 20, 2018
A new law taking effect Jan. 1 aims to protect California workers from being sued for defamation when they accuse someone of inappropriate behavior, as long as they do so in good faith.
December 10, 2018
California's deadliest, most destructive fire season in history ended on Monday for several California counties as rain and cooler temperatures have lowered the threat of wildfires. But fire officials are still on alert.
December 6, 2018
One of Governor-elect Gavin Newsom's education goals is to establish a data system that tracks kids from early childhood through college and into the workforce. It's been a topic of conversation for over a decade, yet a system still doesn't exist.
December 4, 2018
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty introduced three pieces of legislation on Tuesday aiming to provide free preschool to 100,000 more children from low and middle-income households. Similar programs exist in other states — but could it work in California?