Andrew Nixon produces multimedia content for Capital Public Radio's website and other digital platforms. He focuses on health care stories, producing compelling visual content using video, still photos, panoramas, motion graphics, timelines, and infographics. He is always seeking out new methods and technologies that will help him tell powerful stories.
An experienced photojournalist, Nixon brings his knowledge of the region and its issues to the stories he works on. As a staff photographer for Gold Country Media, he developed a visual style that translates well to video and web-only platforms, including interactive multimedia.
Nixon received his degree in economics from California State University, Sacramento, where he produced his senior research project on public health. His knowledge of economic issues serves his ability to seek out and critically analyze stories.
Nixon is easy to identify among the Capital Public Radio staff. He's the one with all the cameras who's fond of using outdated slang.
October 11, 2021
The Nisenan are a tribe that has lived in Northern California around the Sacramento region for centuries. But the Nisenan language has been disappearing. Alan Wallace is working to preserve the language through art.
September 14, 2021
On Sept. 14, voters around the Sacramento region and California voted on whether or not to remove Gov. Gavin Newsom from office.
August 31, 2021
As the Caldor Fire crossed Echo Summit into Christmas Valley, here’s what it looked like on the ground.
August 25, 2021
From a town left smoldering, to busy firefighters and pink fire retardant everywhere, the Caldor Fire has upended daily life in El Dorado County. Here's what CapRadio Visual Journalist Andrew Nixon has seen on the ground.
August 4, 2021
The fast-moving wildfire started near Colfax Wednesday, quickly engulfing homes and prompting evacuation orders and warnings for more than 6,000 people in Placer and Nevada counties.
August 3, 2021
California’s record drought has brought Folsom Lake’s water line low enough to expose Gold Rush-era settlements under the lake.
July 27, 2021
Sacramento musician Omari Tau found himself in a troubling situation once the state shut down due to the pandemic. He realized he needed to figure out how to perform, teach and work on singing, all from behind a computer screen.
July 21, 2021
The Dixie Fire burning above the Cresta Dam in the Feather River Canyon has forced evacuations in Butte and Plumas counties. Approximately 2,350 people have been evacuated as a number of major wildfires continue to burn in Northern California.
July 1, 2021
The Lava, Tennant and Salt fires are burning in Northern California heading into the Fourth of July weekend. Here’s a look at the fires and where you can get more information.
April 12, 2021
Over the past year, COVID-19 has destabilized the lives of those in the music industry, from performers to teachers. Three musicians with ties to the Sacramento region reflect on the different ways they’ve adapted and weathered the pandemic.