Senior Editor, News
Senior Editor Alan Ray: Loves radio. He's worked in radio and news in San Diego, Seattle and San Francisco as an anchor, talk show host, reporter, editor, producer, and most recently as a Public Radio Senior Editor. He's won national and regional awards for breaking news coverage and sustained emergency news coverage of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens; the events of Sept. 11, 2001; and the San Diego wildfires of 2007. He's covered two national political conventions and produced election coverage in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, and… now… Sacramento.
It hasn't all been serious. Alan has won awards for feature reporting and the use of sound for topics ranging from the arrival of standardized time in the U S., to the way we lived in the "Camelot years" of the Kennedy presidency… to how friendship works.
His non-radio interests include music, medicine, politics and handball…though not always in that order. He moved from San Francisco to public radio in San Diego as Senior Editor at KPBS in 2006 and joined Capital Public Radio in May of 2010.
September 10, 2014
California's chief financial officer says thousands of public workers have sweetened their retirement checks with legal pension spiking that will cost the state nearly $800 million over two decades.
September 5, 2014
Nevada and carmaker Tesla Motors have reached a deal for tax incentives that would bring a battery plant to the state. Meanwhile, an economist explains why Nevada was chosen over California.
September 5, 2014
CapRadio's Alan Ray and Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson has our weekly business chat.
July 11, 2014
Sacramento apartments are filling up, as the vacancy rate is only about 4 percent.
June 24, 2014
West Sacramento has been awarded as the "Most Livable City" designation for small cities during this year's U.S. Conference of Mayors.
July 25, 2013
Sacramento is the hottest market in California when it comes to home prices.
June 13, 2013
A wind-stoked fire burned a mobile home, a barn, several outbuildings and vehicles and charred about 100 acres of brush near the town of Clovis east of Fresno on Thursday, Cal Fire reported.
There's speculation that Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry could be "California Dreamin."
Sacramento-based Siemens has set its sights on California's High Speed Rail Project. and the city ranks as a good town for coffee snobs. Sacramento Business Journal Editor Jack Robinson has those stories and other economic news.