October 31, 2014
A well-known San Francisco radio talk show host and former Catholic priest has been indicted on federal child pornography charges.
The operations director for KGO-AM 810 confirms that Bernie Ward
surrendered today to federal authorities.
The specifics of the allegations against Ward remain under seal.
Ward -- often called the Lion of the Left for his liberal views -- the hosts a nightly news talk program on KGO as well as a program called GodTalk on Sundays.
He is also a frequent voice on various cable network news programs offering political commentary.
Ward's lawyer tells KGO that the incidents in question are from more than four years ago and were a part of research for a book.
His lawyer says that as part of the research, Ward downloaded a few images of child pornography.