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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

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San Diego Parks Get Good Marks

May 23
By Erik Anderson

San Diego got good marks in a national survey of parks in the country's largest 100 cities.

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Artificial Insemination Yields Rhino Embryo At Zoo's Safari Park

May 17
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo researchers have successfully used artificial insemination to get a southern white rhino pregnant.

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Four Candidates Running For District 8 San Diego City Council Seat

May 10
By Erik Anderson

The race for the eighth district council seat will bring a new face to the San Diego City Hall.

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Survey Considers Options For Proposed SDSU Sports Stadium

May 9
By Erik Anderson

San Diego State University’s athletic department is reaching out to the community to gauge what residents want in a new football stadium.

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Three Candidates Challenge Incumbent In San Diego's District 4 Council Race

May 8
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego City Council District 4 race features an incumbent running for re-election against three challengers.

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San Diego's Urban Neighborhoods Suffer Shortage Of Parks

May 3
By Erik Anderson

A new report on the region's parks finds San Diego's poorest neighborhoods endure a shortage of green space.

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Housing Crunch Forcing People To Leave California

May 3
By Erik Anderson

A new report from a California think tank finds the cost of housing is one of the major reasons people move out of the state.

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A Tentative No: SDG&E Gas Pipeline Gets Negative Evaluation

May 2
By Erik Anderson

An administrative law judge is rejecting a San Diego Gas and Electric plan to build a 47-mile long natural gas pipeline from Rainbow to Miramar.

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Diesel Fuel May Be On The Way Out At California Ports

April 18
By Erik Anderson

An Escondido company is helping fuel change in the nation's cargo transportation industry.

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San Diego Water Bills May Be Going Up, Again

April 9
By Erik Anderson

San Diego County residents could be facing significantly higher water bills if a Sacramento Delta tunnel project moves forward.

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