Carl Nasman

Carl Nasman has reported for the PBS NewsHour, Time Warner Cable, USA Today, and News21. His most recent story focused on diet change in the developing world and its effects on the dental health of children in El Salvador. He is a recent graduate of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

He has also worked behind the scenes for ESPN and CBS College Sports and in front of the camera for Time Warner Cable. Internationally, he spent a summer teaching radio and podcasting skills to disadvantaged youth in Honduras.


Published Stories:

In El Salvador, Tooth Decay Epidemic Blamed on Junk Food, Lack of Information
PBS NewsHour
From El Salvador, graduates of the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism -- producer Roberto Daza and correspondent Carl Nasman -- report on an epidemic of tooth decay across the countryside, blamed largely on junk food, soda and a lack of education about dental care.
Marines Get Crash Course in Afghan Culture
PBS NewsHour
Afghan immigrants are finding work in a job only they are qualified for: role-playing as residents of a mock Afghan village during military training missions. The jobs are an important source of income for the Afghan community. But role playing can be conflicting for Afghan-Americans who identify with both countries.
Farms, Lies & Videotape
Activists are going undercover to film one of America's most private industries: large-scale industrial farms. But attempts to ban these images have sparked a national debate. Carl Nasman, class of 2012 and Vanessa Carr, c/0 2011, report.
Lost in Sprawl
News21-The Ration
When artist Matt Moore returned to his family farm outside Phoenix, signs of approaching suburbia were everywhere. Using time-lapse video, Moore captures his crops’ hidden lives, inviting viewers to reflect on the shrinking space for independent farmers.
Feds scale down monitoring in milk, drinking water
Richmond Confidential
Carl Nasman (c/o 2012) and Rosa Ramirez (c/o 2011) show how the federal government monitored our food supply for radiation following the nuclear disaster in Japan. As testing of milk for radioactive particles returns to normal, some say our monitoring system is not enough.
The Food of Politics
USA Today
Carl Nasman, class of 2012 and Mario Furloni, Vanessa Carr, and Kate McLean, class of 2011, welcome you inside the The Hamburg Inn in Iowa City, Iowa. The diner has become a mandatory stop on the presidential campaign trail, proving that even Presidents are what they eat.
Bay Bridge Toll Increase Leads to Drop in Carpooling
Oakland North
In July, the Bay Area Toll Authority introduced a $2.50 toll for carpool drivers. Since then, carpool traffic has dipped significantly, from a daily average of almost 18,000 cars to fewer than 14,000—a decrease of almost 25 percent.
A’s fans cheer on proposal for new Oakland baseball stadium
Oakland North
It was standing room only at City Hall as Oakland Athletics fans packed a planning commission meeting to cheer a proposal for a new baseball stadium near Jack London Square. A's fans turned the hearing into the team’s first overflow crowd in recent memory.
In Oakland Mayor's Race, Biggest Spenders Were Top Choice
The Bay Citizen
In one of the most expensive local mayoral campaigns in recent memory, you got what you paid for—at least when it came to first-choice votes. But money couldn't buy victory as Oakland's ranked-choice election turned traditional election calculus on its head.
Hodge campaign spending raises questions
Oakland North
While walking the streets of East Oakland, Marcie Hodge is greeted by encouraging words from residents. But Hodge’s campaign spending and qualifications for office have been scrutinized, and as of Friday she had not filed mandatory campaign spending paperwork.
Oakland lines up for Blue Bottle Coffee
Oakland North
Shoppers at the Temescal farmer's market in Oakland face long lines for a cup of Blue Bottle Coffee. Fans of the locally roasted artisan coffee are happy to wait, while others just want their caffeine fix.
Day Laborers Struggle Amid Tough Economic Times
Berkeley Daily Planet

Each day as many as 100 day laborers, or “jornaleros,” line the sidewalks along Hearst Avenue from Second Street to Ninth Street in search of work. During the height of the construction and housing boom in 2005 and 2006, as many as 30 contractors per day came to the Hearst corridor offering jobs. Today, laborers say, the number of jobs has plummeted.

Wrestling in the Stands
Time Warner Cable
Think high school wrestling is tough? Try being a wrestling parent.

Work Experience:

Freelance Reporter
PBS NewsHour  ( January 2012 -  )
On-air reporter and story producer
Video Producer
News 21  - Berkeley CA  ( May 2011 - July 2011 )
Produced series of video stories about the next generation of American farms and farmers. The video series was part of the News 21 Food and Health reporting fellowship based at UC Berkeley. The resulting website, "The Ration," is the most-viewed site in the history of News 21.
Time Warner Cable  - Bergen County NJ  ( September 2005 - June 2008 )
Anchored and reported for a weekly high school sports TV show. Filmed and produced game highlights, interviews and feature stories on the Tri-State high school sports scene.