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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 by Erik Anderson

San Diego Lawmaker, Educator, Realtor Voice Opposition To GOP Tax P...

San Diego Lawmaker, Educator, Realtor Voice Opposition To GOP Tax Plan

Nov. 13
By Erik Anderson

A San Diego Democrat is rallying support against sweeping national tax reform proposals.

Mission Bay Facelift Decision Postponed

Mission Bay Facelift Decision Postponed

Nov. 7
By Erik Anderson

The push to reshape the northeast corner of Mission Bay will have to wait a bit longer.

San Diego Lawmaker Talks Climate Change At Vatican

San Diego Lawmaker Talks Climate Change At Vatican

Nov. 2
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Congressman Scott Peters is in Rome preparing for a Vatican conference on climate change.

California Gas Tax Rises 12 Cents To Pay For Road Repairs

California Gas Tax Rises 12 Cents To Pay For Road Repairs

Nov. 1
By Associated Press, Erik Anderson

Gasoline taxes will rise by 12 cents per gallon Wednesday — and diesel taxes by even more — to raise money for fixing roads and highways.

Another Unreported Cross-Border Sewage Spill Fouls Imperial Beach

Another Unreported Cross-Border Sewage Spill Fouls Imperial Beach

Nov. 1
By Erik Anderson

A cross-border sewage spill fouled ocean waters off the southern San Diego County coast last week and local officials say there was no word of warning from Mexican officials.

San Diego Zoo Will Use Drone To Monitor Polar Bear Habitat

San Diego Zoo Will Use Drone To Monitor Polar Bear Habitat

Oct. 26
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo Global researchers will use a custom drone next month to monitor the impact of changing sea ice patterns on polar bears in the Canadian Arctic, zoo officials announced Thursday.

Number Of Extreme Heat Days Climbs Placing Young, Elderly At Risk

Number Of Extreme Heat Days Climbs Placing Young, Elderly At Risk

Oct. 24
By Erik Anderson

Rising global temperatures are increasing the number of extreme heat days during the summer in California and the rest of the nation.

Encinitas Farm Teaches Students About Threatened Monarch Butterfly

Encinitas Farm Teaches Students About Threatened Monarch Butterfly

Oct. 19
By Erik Anderson

An Encinitas butterfly farm hosted a group of school children Thursday, hoping to teach the young people about the threatened Monarch butterfly.

Fighting The Fire: Firefighters Faced Roaring Flames, Extreme Weather

Fighting The Fire: Firefighters Faced Roaring Flames, Extreme Weather

Oct. 19
By Erik Anderson

Javier Mainer, an assistant fire chief for the city of San Diego when wildfires consumed large swaths of San Diego County in 2007, talks with KPBS reporter Erik Anderson.

Famed San Diego Researcher Walter Munk Welcomes 100th Birthday

Famed San Diego Researcher Walter Munk Welcomes 100th Birthday

Oct. 19
By Erik Anderson

Scripps Institution Oceanography researcher Walter Munk, who turns 100 on Thursday, remembers his long career with a discussion at his La Jolla home.

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