Ex-Weekly Reporter Lands Sacramento Investigative Gig

by CalWatchdog Staff | January 8, 2010 8:35 am

By R. Scott Moxley

January 6, 2010

Ex-OC Weekly investigative reporter Anthony Pignataro has joined the staff of the new Sacramento-based CalWatchdog.com[1] which launched its website yesterday.

Controlled by ex-Orange County Register editorial writer Steven Greenhut on behalf of a libertarian-leaning California think tank, CalWatchdog carries a motto: “Your eyes on California government.”

Greenhut has been a vocal critic of entrench political and government forces–especially public employee unions. He is the author of a new book, “Plunder! How Public Employee Unions are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation.” Art Pedroza over at orangejuiceblog.com[2] welcomed Greenhut’s operation, but you can imagine that union bosses despise Greenhut.

As a staff writer at the Weekly for seven years until he became editor of an alternative weekly newspaper in Hawaii, Pignataro won numerous journalism awards on a variety of topics, dominated coverage of the proposal international airport at the old El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Irvine and regularly entertained colleagues with his wit. I know his talents well. Advice for dirty politicians in Sacramento: beware. Pignataro is relentless.

Katy Grimes, a veteran journalist who has worked at such places as The Washington Examiner and The Sacramento Union, is also on Greenhut’s staff as a news reporter.

–R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly[3]

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  3. OC Weekly: http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/breaking-news/anthony-pignataro-calwatchdog/

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