Jack Detsch

Writer, Correspondent and Researcher

Sky News Arabia

I appear regularly on Sky News Arabia to provide updates on Middle East policy from the Pentagon. 


Christian Science Monitor

At the Christian Science Monitor, I launched an in-depth podcast feature highlighting key leaders and thinkers in digital security and privacy.

Bonus episode #1: How should the US respond to Ukraine's power grid hack?

On this extra episode of The Cybersecurity Podcast, reporter Jack Detsch brings you the highlights of a live discussion Passcode hosted in Washington on cybersecurity and the US power grid, featuring Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, deputy secretary of Energy; Thomas Fanning, chief executive officer of Southern Company; Congressman Will Hurd of Texas; and Robert Lee, cofounder of the cybersecurity firm Dragos Security. This bonus episode is sponsored by the Edison Electric Institute.

Bonus episode #2: Securing the Internet of Things

On this extra episode of The Cybersecurity Podcast, Passcode reporter Jack Detsch examines ideas for securing the Internet of Things in light of the recent cyberattack that took advantage of hacked web-connected gadgets. We hear from experts who spoke at the recent Security of Things Forum in Boston including Robert Silvers, assistant secretary of Homeland Security; Julian Goldman of Partners Healthcare; independent hacker Travis Goodspeed; Kevin Fu of Virta Labs; and Rajesh Krishnan, chief marketing officer at HackerOne.

Bonus episode #3: What to expect from President Trump on cybersecurity

On this extra episode of The Cybersecurity Podcast, reporter Jack Detsch brings you the highlights from Beat the Breach, an event cohosted by Passcode and Invincea during the RSA Conference in San Francisco. The live discussion focused on how the Trump administration will confront the nation’s biggest cybersecurity challenges. You'll hear from former White House Homeland Security Adviser Lisa Monaco, former US Chief Information Security Officer Greg Touhill, General Motors’ Jeffrey Massimilla, and US Deputy Assistant Attorney General Adam Hickey. This bonus episode is sponsored by Forcepoint, NSS Labs, and Vectra Networks.

KALW Public Radio

For NPR affiliate KALW, I recorded several longform radio programs as part of a yearlong fellowship.

In Oakland’s Chinatown, checking in on the new minimum wage (aired on KALW Public Radio: June 24, 2015):

A look at how Oakland businesses handled a 2015 increase in the minimum wage. 


Living wage fight explodes in East Oakland
(aired on KALW Public Radio: March 16, 2015):

Will Oakland's living wage rules deter new businesses from coming into the city? 

Nonprofits struggle to manage Tenderloin’s language barrier (aired on KALW Public Radio: Feb. 25, 2015):

How a soup kitchen in San Francisco's changing Tenderloin district is coping with patrons that don't speak English.  

Monocle 24

For Monocle 24, a round-the-clock radio station focused on international affairs, business, design, and culture based in London, I contribute opinion and commentary with an eye on the state of the nation.

San Francisco on the 4th of July (aired on Monocle 24: July 4, 2014):

Even on Independence Day, San Franciscans find reality, as experienced in the rest of the U.S., to be a rare thing. 

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KQED Public Radio

At KQED, the NPR affiliate in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have written dozens of stories for local newscasts. You can read all of the scripts I have written for broadcast here.

Tap to Feed (aired on KQED Public Radio: November 20, 2014):

East Bay Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan are among those pushing to eliminate the fee charged to keep juvenile records sealed.

Juvie Records (aired on KQED Public Radio: May 21, 2014):

East Bay Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan are among those pushing to eliminate the fee charged to keep juvenile records sealed.

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Immigrant Licensing (aired on KQED Public Radio: May 12, 2014):

A bill recently passed by the California State Senate would make it easier for undocumented immigrants to get professional licenses.

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HIV Cuts (prepared for KQED Public Radio: May 8, 2014):

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee agrees to a Board of Supervisors request to backfill $2.7 million in HIV/AIDS services cut from the federal budget.

Children's Hospital-Labor (aired on KQED Public Radio: May 1, 2014):

Unionized interns and residents at Children's Hospital Oakland want a federal mediator to get involved in talks with the hospital which have apparently soured.

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Career Colleges (aired on KQED Public Radio: April 22, 2014):

California's state auditor finds that oversight of private career colleges has not protected students from fraud and deception.

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BART Future Trains (aired on KQED Public Radio: April 17, 2014):

BART unveils its “fleet of the future model train car,” but disabled advocates aren't happy with the design.

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Bay Area Europe (aired on KQED Public Radio: April 15, 2014):

One of the Bay Area’s leading business lobbying groups says the region's ties with Europe are getting stronger.

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Keith Jackson (aired on KQED Public Radio: April 1, 2014):

Keith Jackson, a high profile defendant in the FBI corruption sting that led to State Senator Leland Yee’s arrest appears in federal court. Jackson, a consultant, had established himself as a political heavyweight in San Francisco.

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Tech Bus Vote (aired on KQED Public Radio: April 1, 2014):

San Francisco's Board of Supervisors prepares to vote on whether companies like Apple, Google and Facebook can use city bus stops for employee shuttles.

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