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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

New Creatures At Chula Vista's Living Coast Discovery Center

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Sapphire, a 130-pound Loggerhead sea turtle, is the newest ambassador at the Living Coast Discovery Center.

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San Diego Group Offers Free Classes For Older Learners

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San Diego OASIS is a nonprofit organization focused on people 50 and older, offering a broad range of free classes and opportunities to learn and stay productive.

Skyline Park Renamed In Memory Of Slain San Diego Police Officer

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Skyview Neighborhood Park was renamed Officer Christopher Wilson Memorial Park at a ceremony Monday. Wilson was gunned down in a shootout four years ago.

Group Wants MTS To Run 'Get Out the Vote' Ads

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With the election just two weeks away, a San Diego coalition promoting social justice wants MTS to run ads encouraging people to get out and vote.

Five People Alive Today Thanks To SDSU Student

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SDSU freshman Sara Stelzer was taken off life-support Saturday after losing a brief battle with meningococcal meningitis, and five other people were given new life because she was a registered organ donor.

PAWS San Diego Helps Low-Income Families Keep Their Pets

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For more than 20 years, Pets Are Wonderful Support, PAWS, has provided services and support to low-income families with pets.

San Diego Approves First Medical Marijuana Dispensary License

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Under new zoning regulations, up to four medical marijuana collectives can exist in eight of nine City Council districts.

Female Vets Face Tough Transition To Civilian Life

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Female veterans transition out of military life to civilian life in different ways than their male counterparts. The California Research Bureau says female veterans are not aware of state and federal programs that can help them and many are at risk of becoming homeless.

Effort Started To Get More Recycled Water From Padre Dam

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Officials broke ground Monday on a $275,000 project that focuses on expanding the Padre Dam's recycling facility in Santee so a more reliable water supply may be possible for the East County.

Lindbergh Field Put To The Test With Bomb Drill

San Diego's airport served Wednesday as a stage to test, train and prepare first responders for major emergencies.

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