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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

Serious, Funny Ads Target San Diego Ballot Measures C, D

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The San Diego County Taxpayer's Association unveiled its no on C and D commercials Thursday.

Complex Measure D Takes On Big San Diego Redevelopment Issues

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Supporters say the plan promotes and manages the region's tourism industry. The complex measure would raise taxes, limit bayfront development and call for a major renovation in Mission Valley.

Arctic Bees Could Teach Researchers About Climate Change

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Southern California researchers hope a bee that thrives in the arctic could help them understand more about climate change.

Chargers Stadium Would Bring Economic Boost, Study Finds

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A Chargers stadium and convention center annex being proposed under Measure C would be an economic boost and bring an array of benefits for San Diego workers and residents, according to a study released Tuesday by two local economists.

Mayor Endorses Chargers' Stadium Plans, Opponents Ratchet Up Campaign

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer Monday endorsed Measure C, the Chargers' initiative to build a stadium and convention center annex in downtown San Diego, hours before opponents ratcheted up their campaign.

Olango Family Asks For Release Of Video, Peaceful Protests

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Alfred Olango's mother, Pamela Benge, stood with her family at a news conference in San Diego on Thursday and addressed the fatal shooting of her son.

Hotel Study Finds Little Boost During Chargers Games

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A study of all NFL teams finds the Chargers have a small impact on local hotel business during football games.

El Cajon Police Shooting: Protests Erupt; Man Fatally Shot Identified

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The man fatally shot by police in El Cajon has been identified as Alfred Olango, a refugee from Uganda.

Stadium Foes, Chargers Stick To Game Plans As Measure C Goes To Voters

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Team officials are hoping voters will approve plans for a nearly $2 billion stadium and convention center project at the polls in November.

Progress Made On Mission Bay Project

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The push to create more wetland habitat on the north part of Mission Bay is moving forward with a key hearing this week.

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