Voice of OC has added another reporter to its news team. Spencer Custodio will cover south Orange County and Fullerton for the non-profit news agency.
Previously, he worked as one of Voice of OC’s first interns starting in 2010, covering Fullerton and general assignment stories.
“Our readers have been telling us that South County needs more accountability coverage and Spencer is there to help,” says Voice of OC Publisher Norberto Santana, Jr. “He’s a great talent, home grown with a great ear for listening and a great eye for detail. I’m looking forward to seeing what he digs up.”
During his time with Voice of OC, Custodio covered the Joe Felz election night car crash that led to him being charged with a DUI (the case is ongoing). He also has been covering the Irvine Veteran’s Cemetery, a first for Orange County, that led to a land swap with a developer that divided many veterans and residents. Recently, he covered the sudden resignation of former Laguna Niguel Mayor Jerry Slusiewicz over claims of bullying and intimidation that started when Slusiewicz found a tree trimming contract that was overpaid by $410,000.
Custodio graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism with extensive education in Constitutional law, public policy, economics and international law. He worked as the news editor at the student newspaper, The Daily Titan, during his last semester.