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Erik Anderson

Environment Reporter

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Erik Anderson brings more than three decades of journalism experience into the KPBS newsroom. That experience helps him find and tell compelling stories in the San Diego and Imperial County region.

Erik joined KPBS in 1996 and currently covers the region’s environment. He has reported on the region’s clean water and air initiatives, beach erosion, the power and water supplies, the restoration of the Salton Sea, and water quality along the coast. In addition, he has reported on endangered species, such as the Giant Panda, the California Condor, and the Clapper Rail.

“I’m always amazed at the way KPBS reaches out and helps make connections in our community,” said Anderson. “KPBS creates an incredible opportunity to help understand what’s happening in our community and how it affects us.”

Erik's work has been honored with national awards that include a Peabody for his collaboration on the radio series “The DNA Files,” Public Radio News Director’s Association Awards and recognition for excellence in beat reporting from the Society of Environmental Journalists. His work has also been recognized by the San Diego Press Club, The Southern California Broadcasters Association, the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press, Television-Radio Association of California-Nevada, The Syracuse Press Club, The New York State Associated Press Broadcasters Association, United Press International and others.

Recent Stories

Upgraded Environmental Justice Tool Shows Barrio Logan Still Vulnerable To Pollution

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California has just completed a major update of the state's groundbreaking health screening tool for communities.

Chicano Park Designated As A National Historic Landmark

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U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell Wednesday designated 24 new National Historic Landmarks, including Chicano Park in San Diego.

Chargers Fate Soon To Be Known

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Whether the Chargers will remain in San Diego could be discussed by football owners during a meeting in New York City on Wednesday.

California Regulators Get An Earful In Escondido

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SDG&E is trying to convince state regulators that extreme wildfire conditions are the reason the 2007 wildfires killed two people, burned nearly 200,000 acres and destroyed more than 1,300 structures.

San Diego Rent Increases Slowing

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San Diego rent prices continued to go up last month, but the speed of that climb has slowed significantly.

Research Vessel Sally Ride Makes One Of First Scientific Voyages

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The ship wrapped up one of its first official journeys Thursday. The cruise was short, just three days. But it was a beginning.

Port Tries Growing Oysters In San Diego Bay

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The Port of San Diego is working to see if it is possible to grow juvenile oysters for commercial purposes.

Port Of San Diego Approves Controversial Marine Terminal Expansion

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The plan comes with the blessing of community advocates.

New Alliance Meets In San Diego, Addresses Ocean Changes

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Scientists are gathering Tuesday at the Hotel del Coronado to focus attention on the global issue of ocean acidification.

San Diego Port To Discuss Marine Terminal Expansion Plans

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Community advocates plan to pack a Port of San Diego meeting Tuesday, in an effort to keep a port renovation project from generating more pollution in Barrio Logan.

All stories by Erik Anderson ›