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.
December 3, 2018
Legislators gathered for the first official day of the new two-year session on Monday. They took the oath of office and welcomed newly-elected members.
November 28, 2018
State Sen. Scott Wiener is re-introducing a bill that would make it easier to prosecute property crimes.
The governor-elect promising universal preschool for the next generation.
November 20, 2018
Nearly two weeks after Election Day, California now has a new state schools chief. Former charter school executive Marshall Tuck conceded the race to Democratic Assemblyman Tony Thurmond over the weekend.
November 13, 2018
Outgoing California Gov. Brown and Gov.-Elect Newsom held a media availability on Tuesday after meeting in private at the Capitol. The two discussed a lot but on the top of the list was the deadly wildfires currently spreading throughout the state.
November 7, 2018
California Gov. Jerry Brown said the results of yesterday's election — with Democrats now controlling the House and Republicans growing their ranks in the Senate — reflect the dangerous political climate growing in the nation.
November 5, 2018
According to recent polls, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the 26-year Democratic incumbent, has a strong lead over her opponent, California state Sen. Kevin De León. The race is a choice between a negotiator and a fighter.
November 1, 2018
The two candidates for California’s state schools chief has received a significant amount of campaign contributions — over $50 million. As Election Day approaches, candidates show differences in how to deal with teacher pay raises.
October 31, 2018
Downtown’s corner of Eight and K streets sometimes may look like a scene out of Alfred Hitchcock's suspense film The Birds, but without any violent attacks.
October 17, 2018
California's candidates for U.S. Senate spoke on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in a conversation organized by the Public Policy Institute of California in San Francisco.