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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

SoccerCity Pitch Heads To San Diego City Council

SoccerCity Pitch Heads To San Diego City Council

May 23
By Erik Anderson

The effort to redevelop Qualcomm Stadium and lure Major League Soccer to San Diego is heading for a San Diego city council vote.

San Diego State Athletic Director: University Explores Stadium Opti...

San Diego State Athletic Director: University Explores Stadium Options After Split From Developer

May 22
By Erik Anderson

SDSU Athletic Director John David Wicker talks about the school's desire to have a new stadium and more room for its research programs.

 San Diego Mayor Endorses SoccerCity Project, Hopes SDSU Gets On Board

San Diego Mayor Endorses SoccerCity Project, Hopes SDSU Gets On Board

May 19
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

Faulconer had previously backed the developer's efforts to bring a Major League Soccer expansion franchise to San Diego as a key component of the project, but hadn't officially endorsed the plan until now.

San Diego's Quality Of Life Remains Steady, Report Shows

San Diego's Quality Of Life Remains Steady, Report Shows

May 15
By Erik Anderson

A report tracking San Diego's quality of life is offering a mix of good and bad news in its regional snapshot.

State Appeals Court Hears San Diego Water Dispute

State Appeals Court Hears San Diego Water Dispute

May 10
By Erik Anderson

Water rate dispute has San Diego and Los Angeles water managers back in court, arguing over millions of dollars.

Study: SoccerCity Development Would Create Millions In Tax Revenues

Study: SoccerCity Development Would Create Millions In Tax Revenues

May 9
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

The SoccerCity development proposed for the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley would generate millions of dollars in taxes to help the San Diego Unified School District and the city and county of San Diego, according to a study released Tuesday.

San Diego Water Rate Dispute Heads Back To Court

San Diego Water Rate Dispute Heads Back To Court

May 9
By Erik Anderson

A rate dispute between San Diego water officials and the Metropolitan Water District in Los Angeles will land in front of an appeals court on Wednesday.

Surgeon: San Onofre Shark-Attack Victim 'Doing Remarkably Well'

Surgeon: San Onofre Shark-Attack Victim 'Doing Remarkably Well'

May 5
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

A Vista woman gravely injured last weekend in a San Onofre-area shark attack is "doing remarkably well" following several rounds of surgery, a supervising physician said Friday.

Economist Questions California's Highway Funding Viability

Economist Questions California's Highway Funding Viability

May 5
By Erik Anderson

A California economist said the recently approved highway funding bill does little to solve the state's long-term highway repair issues.

San Diego Environmental Photographer Jim Karnik Dies

San Diego Environmental Photographer Jim Karnik Dies

May 4
By Erik Anderson

San Diego lost a noted environmentalist and photographer when Jim Karnik died this week.

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