CapRadio: Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg Denounces Property Theft, Vandalism

Published May 31, 2020 for CapRadio News By Kris Vera-Phillips Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg met with neighbors and news media Sunday morning as he toured the damage left behind by last night’s protests against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer who held his knee on Floyd’s […]

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KPBS News: San Diego, Chula Vista Police Officers Share Harrowing Stories From Las Vegas Shooting

Three San Diego-area lawmen who survived Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, providing aid to wounded victims while scrambling to save themselves and their loved ones, made their first public statements about their ordeals. I wrote the script and produced the story for KPBS Evening Edition on October 4, 2017. This story won the 1st […]

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Kris Vera-Phillips is an Emmy-Award winning journalist with more than a decade of experience producing news shows and special programs: from the final flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour to a statewide debate in the race to replace U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. She is an interactive producer at Capital Public Radio and she files reports […]

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CapRadio: Sacramento Police Chief Defends Department Response Following Protests

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CapRadio: Sacramento Police Chief Defends Department Response Following Protests

Published May 31, 2020 for CapRadio News
By Kris Vera-Phillips

Sacramento Police are reviewing their actions from last night’s protests against the police killing of George Floyd and are preparing for more demonstrations today.

Police Chief Daniel Hahn says 18 people were arrested last night after crowds started breaking windows and looting businesses in downtown Sacramento.
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Kris Vera-Phillips @ June 10, 2020

Phoenix New Times: Digging Into Filipino Flavors at Mesa Kamayan Dinner

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Kamayan dinner in Mesa
Published October 7, 2019 for Phoenix New Times
By Kris Vera-Phillips

Diners in Mesa circled mounds of pork, chicken, shrimp, and rice piled on top of banana leaves, trying to frame the perfect photo for Instagram and other social media feeds. Then, they prepared to dig into a meal with no utensils or plates. This was all part of the Filipino pop-up Tayo and its first Kamayan dinner at the Fuerza Local Community Kitchen this past Saturday night, October 5.
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Kris Vera-Phillips @ June 7, 2020