Carol Ferguson

Reporter

Carol Ferguson
Carol Ferguson
Reporter

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.

You can e-mail me at cferguson@bakersfieldnow.com.

Recent stories by Carol Ferguson

Local & Regional Kern's sheriff starts driving safety campaign for deputies Kern's sheriff starts driving safety campaign for deputies (Video)
The Kern County Sheriff's Office has launched a safety campaign aimed at its own staff. Eyewitness News has learned the sheriff's department is now auditing how fast deputies are driving, and checking their use of seat belts and cellphones when they're behind the wheel.
Health Experts: Even with Ebola worries, don't forget the dangers of  flu Experts: Even with Ebola worries, don't forget the dangers of flu (Video)
With so much attention on the Ebola virus, families are reminded not to forget about the dangers of the flu. Experts say some of the early symptoms of Ebola and the flu can be similar. But, you can only be exposed to Ebola through direct contact with someone who's been to an affected country in West Africa.
Health Kern official on more Ebola: 'figure out where we need to plan' Kern official on more Ebola: 'figure out where we need to plan' (Video)
Kern's Public Health Officer says she won't be surprised if guidelines change, now that a second Dallas hospital worker has been confirmed with Ebola. Local health officials and facilities are watching what federal authorities may decide, and getting ready for any possible case of the deadly virus.
Health Local hospitals say they're ready, nurses ask for more preparation for Ebola Local hospitals say they're ready, nurses ask for more preparation for Ebola (Video)
A local nurses spokeswoman wants more stringent preparations for possible Ebola cases. The reaction comes after a Dallas nurse who cared for the first U.S. Ebola case is now confirmed with the virus. Bakersfield-area hospitals say they are ready with plans and special equipment.
Health No changes at Meadows Field, but 5 international airports set to start Ebola screening No changes at Meadows Field, but 5 international airports set to start Ebola screening (Video)
Passengers at Meadows Field say they're glad the U.S. government will start screening for the Ebola virus at certain American airports. That does not include Bakersfield, and local airport officials say that's because the program will be at the only airports with direct flights to the African countries affected by the deadly outbreak.
Local & Regional What's next for Bakersfield man sentenced in North Korea? What's next for Bakersfield man sentenced in North Korea? (Photo Gallery) (Video)
A 24-year-old Bakersfield man has been sentenced to six years of hard labor in North Korea, and a California State University, Bakersfield political science professor thinks that government is using the situation to put pressure on the United States and other governments, to get more global attention.
Local & Regional Community groups demand KHSD discipline changes Community groups demand KHSD discipline changes (Video)
Some parents and community groups want changes to discipline policies at the Kern High School District. They argue too many minority students get suspended or transferred out of "regular" schools and put into alternative programs, which short-changes their education.