Brandon Pho is a Voice of OC reporter covering north/central Orange County, as well as broader regional issues around law enforcement, transportation, the environment, the OC Fair, and Little Saigon.
He joined in 2018 as an intern, shedding light on turmoil and corruption claims in Westminster and uncovering a now-fired OC Fair executive’s suspect fundraising relationship with a nearby, private Christian college that the Fair had sponsored with public money.
More recently, he put out a number of investigative stories on local law enforcement agencies; detailed political jockeyingaround a controversial seawater desalting plant proposal in Huntington beach; narrated a racial reckoning inside one of the county’s largest school districts; and tracked variousquality of life issues across the region.
Before Voice of OC, Brandon worked as a reporter and editor at Cal State Fullerton’s independent student newspaper, the Daily Titan, and won a number of accolades for his reporting in 2018, including a 1st and 2nd place Los Angeles Press Club award and 1st place national College Media Association award.
Brandon is currently a member of Report for America, a national network of local reporters committed to bolstering democracy throughout the U.S.