Carol Ferguson


Carol Ferguson
Carol Ferguson

I am a general assignment reporter for Eyewitness News with special emphasis on city and county government and crime. I've been with Eyewitness News since 1992. My goal is to tell stories that are important to my viewers, and to show how events and issues affect their lives.

From 1984 through 1992 I worked at several radio stations in Bakersfield. I was the News Director at KERN-AM and News Director and anchor at KKXX. I started in radio news at stations in Utah and Idaho. I attended Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID, majoring in Broadcast Journalism.

I am the proud mother of three grown sons.

You can see my reports on Eyewitness News at Noon, 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. weeknights. If you have a story or a concern, you can contact me at (661) 325-6397 or e-mail me using the link below.

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Recent stories by Carol Ferguson

Local & Regional How to meet new demands to save water How to meet new demands to save water(Video)
Californians are under orders to save water, but exactly how to do it? New state rules require cutting back on outdoor watering, and local districts are watching for waste, while experts have advice on how to conserve.
Investigations Project aims to clean up neighborhood, change lives Project aims to clean up neighborhood, change lives(Video)
On streets and alleys around 34th Street, a local organization is doing more than just picking up trash. Garden Pathways says their effort aims to convince neighbors they care, and then help those neighbors get some potentially life-changing help. They call it helping from the inside out.
Local & Regional Bakersfield church fights high-speed rail project Bakersfield church fights high-speed rail project(Video)
An east Bakersfield church and school are fighting the California High Speed Rail project, saying it would cause serious impacts to their facilities. The First Free Will Baptist Church says the current bullet train route will go along the north side of their property, and they're challenging the HSR Authority now in the state appeals court. A HSR spokeswoman says they're waiting for the ruling.
Investigations Basham Funeral Care under investigation Basham Funeral Care under investigation
Eyewitness News has learned Basham Funeral Care is the target of the probe, and some families say the problem has caused delays in laying loved ones to rest.
Local & Regional Kern high school senior 'serious' about career goal Kern high school senior 'serious' about career goal(Video)
One Kern County high school senior isn't fooling around about picking a career after she graduates. Holly Kapler will get her diploma from Liberty High on Thursday, after earning a 4.0 grade-point average, and now has her sights firmly set on getting a job as a clown.