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

Business California drought spawns well drilling boom California drought spawns well drilling boom(Photo Gallery)(Video)
With California in a third dry year, well drilling is booming across the nation's most productive agricultural region, and some drilling companies are booked for months or a year. In some counties, requests for permits to dig new wells have soared, more than doubling over this time last year.
Local & Regional Helicopter helps repair project in Kern River Canyon Helicopter helps repair project in Kern River Canyon(Video)
For weeks, drivers may have spotted signs warning they could spot a helicopter in use for a construction project in the Kern River Canyon. The overhead help is now underway, pouring concrete for a repair job near a Southern California Edison power plant.
Local & Regional Both sides plot next moves in battle over sweepstakes cafes Both sides plot next moves in battle over sweepstakes cafes(Video)
Days after an appeals court ruled those so-called "sweepstakes cafes" amount to illegal gambling, local officials and café owners are deciding what their next steps will be. The ruling came out Friday. On Monday law enforcement said they plan to meet with the District Attorney's office, and the café owners' association will also huddle later this week.
Business Chili's adds to new businesses coming to SW Bakersfield Chili's adds to new businesses coming to SW Bakersfield(Video)
There are signs of life for business construction in southwest Bakersfield. A new Chili's Grill & Bar is coming to a shopping center that's been filling in slowly. And, experts say more new businesses can draw in even more development.