Kris Vera-Phillips was an interactive producer at CapRadio.
She is also an Emmy Award-winning journalist with more than 14 years experience producing news shows and special projects.
Before CapRadio, she worked as the Senior News Producer for KPBS News where she supervised a team of producers, anchors and video journalists who produce content for TV news shows. She also produced live news specials with California public media stations, including the 2016 California Counts Senate Debate and the 2019 Graying California Forum with the California Dream Project.
Beyond the newsroom, Kris teaches news producing classes at the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. She serves as the Vice President of Journalism Programs for the Asian American Journalists Association. She mentors student journalists with AAJA Voices, NPR’s Next Generation Radio Fellowship and PBS NewsHour’s Student Reporting Labs.
She earned her bachelor of arts degree in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and her master of science degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
From chocolate classes in Lima to boules games in Ensenada, Kris is always hungry for an adventure, especially a tasty one that's shared with her family.
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July 31, 2020
While Congress continues to debate a coronavirus stimulus package, government and community leaders are looking for other options that could help communities who need help paying off bills and keeping their families fed.
July 7, 2020
Crews started removing a statue of Christopher Columbus from its prominent position in the California state Capitol rotunda Tuesday. It comes days after demonstrators removed a statue of Junipero Serra from the Capitol grounds.
July 2, 2020
Sacramento City Council members voted on two measures to change the response to 911 calls dealing with mental health issues and how to review police use-of-force cases.
June 29, 2020
The man suspected of being the East Area Rapist, also known as the Golden State Killer, has pleaded guilty to a series of brutal crimes committed throughout California in the 1970s and ‘80s.
June 16, 2020
PG&E pleaded guilty to 85 felony counts related to the 2018 Camp wildfire during a criminal arraignment in North Butte County Superior Court Tuesday.
June 1, 2020
After about two hours of marching around downtown Sacramento, the crowd of several hundred people protesting police violence almost entirely went home. Police later announced they arrested 50 people, most for curfew violations.
Sacramento police officers say 25 people were arrested Sunday night following weekend protests against police violence and the killing of George Floyd.
May 31, 2020
Before Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg met with residents and reviewed police actions in last night’s protests, he talked to CapRadio about what he is considering for the next round of demonstrations.
After Sacramento officers arrested 18 people in connection with Saturday night protests, Police Chief Daniel Hahn talked to CapRadio about police response to the demonstrations.
May 26, 2020
A heat wave with record-breaking temperatures is expected for the rest of the week in Northern California.