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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

Council Members Tackle Questions Of Race Relations, Community Involvement

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The Black Student Justice Coalition asked a council committee for reviews of police "abuses" and data collection. They also asked council members to strengthen the San Diego Citizens' Review Board on Police Practices.

Film 'By Blood' To Open San Diego Black Film Festival

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"By Blood" chronicles American Indians who are descendents of black slaves as they battle to regain tribal citizenship. The film's west coast premiere takes place Thursday at the San Diego Black Film Festival.

Leaders Attend Ribbon Cutting For New YMCA In City Heights

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The Copley-Price Family YMCA at the site of the old Pearson Ford dealership on El Cajon Boulevard includes two pools, a fitness center and gymnasium, a demonstration kitchen and play fountains.

Northeast Snow Storm Causes San Diego Flight Cancellations

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Two United flights to Newark, New Jersey, were canceled, as was one to Houston. Jet Blue canceled runs to Boston and New York City.

Funds For Turf Replacement Program Exhausted

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Due to popular demand, the San Diego County Water Authority's turf replacement rebate program is out of money.

San Diego Museum Of Art Unveils New Masterpiece

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The painting, "Saint Francis in Prayer in a Grotto" was purchased using a $1.5 million donation.

San Diego Group Highlights Dangers Of Rising Sea Levels

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Volunteers used chalk art to draw attention to the dangers of sea level rise near the roller coaster at Mission Beach.

City Heights Nonprofit Reality Changers Launches New Campaign

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The nonprofit that was founded in 2001 launched its "Give to the Future" campaign on Wednesday, and hopes to send 1,000 children to college at the end of this school year.

New Americans Museum At Liberty Station Reopens

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The museum, which celebrates the contributions of immigrants, was forced to close its doors almost five years ago.

Volunteers, Donations Needed For San Diego Homeless Event

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In about two weeks, downtown’s Golden Hall will be the site of Project Homeless Connect, a resource fair for San Diego’s homeless population.

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