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Dwane Brown

KPBS Evening Edition Anchor/Reporter

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Dwane Brown is a multimedia news professional and one of the first broadcasters to provide video interviews on the Web back in 1999. Working as a business correspondent and news anchor, he interviewed hundreds of chief executives at investment and Internet conferences across the country, reporting on the dotcom boom and bust in 2001.

Brown started his career with KPBS in the early '90s as a radio anchor and reporter. During his absence from San Diego, Brown furthered his broadcast news experience at CBS radio and television in New York. He’s also been a news director, anchor, reporter and correspondent in San Francisco. He has worked as a writer, producer, assignment editor and talk show host. He returned to KPBS in 2005.

In his role at KPBS, Brown writes, produces and edits a daily news story for TV, radio, and the Web. He anchors KPBS Evening Edition, providing an in-depth look at issues and stories relevant to San Diego. He spent nearly seven years as anchor/host of Morning Edition on KPBS Radio.

For five years in a row, between 2006 and 2010, the San Diego Press Club named Brown "Best Morning Newscaster" in San Diego Radio. In 2006, the Society of Professional Journalists also named him "Best Morning Newscaster." During that time he managed and taught a two-week high school boot camp for aspiring radio reporters at KPBS in conjunction with the California Chicano News Media Association.

Brown studied English/Journalism at San Diego State University and is a Fast Trac graduate from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

He’s a popular public speaker and Toastmaster International member. He’s been master of ceremonies for the American Red Cross, VA Medical Center San Diego, Urban League, San Diego Office of Emergency Services and numerous foundations. Brown is also a voice actor providing his smooth, low voice for movie, documentary, television, radio and Internet projects.

Recent Stories

USS Midway Museum Teaches Lessons Of Vietnam War

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The USS Midway was the longest-serving Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th Century. Now a museum on the San Diego Bay, the Midway is teaching visitors about it's role in the final days of the Vietnam War 40 years ago.

San Diego Volunteers Honored For Their Time, Dedication

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The volunteers were honored during a Balboa Park fair that also gave the public the opportunity to learn about volunteer opportunities with the city.

5 North County Cities Join Forces To Boost Region's Economy

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Leaders from Escondido, Carlsbad, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista launched "Innovate 78" in an effort to promote the region.

San Diego's Serial Inebriate Program Gains National Attention

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The program helps individuals who have been sent to four-hour sobering services more than four times in a 12-month period.

San Diego Breweries Make National List Of Top 50 Beer Companies

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The annual list of top breweries from the Brewers Association — which represents small and independent craft brewers — is based on beer sales volume.

San Diego Zoo Says New Baby Jaguar Is Boy

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The jaguar, born on March 12 at the Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey exhibit, is the third cub for mother, Nindiri.

Our Wild San Diego: Animals And Their Superpowers

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KPBS Evening Edition anchor Dwane Brown gives a preview of "SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super Powers," an exhibit that opens March 28 at the Living Coast Discovery Center in Chula Vista.

AAA: Distracted Driving A Factor In 58 Percent Of Teen Crashes

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Distractions — especially talking with passengers and using cellphones — play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers.

San Diego Twins Recover From Rare Heart Transplants

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Twin brothers Eric and Raul Montaño expressed gratitude Tuesday after both received heart transplants within the last two months at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.

Mission Valley Celebrates Grand Opening Of Affordable Housing Apartments

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The apartments offer people living on limited incomes a chance to live in one of San Diego's newest neighborhoods.

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