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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

San Diego County May Soon Have Campaign Donation Limits

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Supervisor Ron Roberts is seeking approval for a $20,000 contribution limit for countywide elections.

California Drought Squeezes Water Agencies

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California's punishing multi-year drought could put a financial squeeze on some of the state's water agencies.

Solana Beach Uses $1M Donation To Help Preserve Open Space

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A seaside patch of land gets a new name and a more secure future thanks to a gift.

San Diego Attorney Blasts State Commission President For Deleting Emails

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Maria Severson said California Public Utilities Commission's new president, Michael Picker, is deleting emails related to San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Plan In the Works To Build Ferris Wheel On San Diego's Bayfront

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The project, called “The San Diego Skywheel at Discovery Point”, would be on Tuna Harbor Park next to the Midway Museum.

Attendance Zooms At Annual San Diego Auto Show

Lines stretched along the sidewalk on the second day of the San Diego International Auto Show.

Cold Storm Brings Snow To Unusual Areas In San Diego County

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San Diegans in some low-elevation areas woke up to snow on Wednesday morning.

US Home Price Growth Slows For 11th Consecutive Month

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Home prices have outpaced lackluster wage growth, leaving many potential buyers unable to afford homes and causing both sales and price growth to stall this year.

Storm Could Bring Snow To Unusual Areas In San Diego County

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The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for valley, mountain and desert areas from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m. Wednesday, saying the snow level may drop to as low as 1,500 feet in some areas overnight.

Helicopter Used To Remove 60 Palm Trees From Tierrasanta Canyon

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The removal of the palm trees from San Diego's Shepard Canyon was part of an effort to preserve the habitat.

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