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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

Updated San Diego Water Forecast Expects Supplies To Be Reduced

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San Diego County water managers are redrawing the county's long-term water supply picture, but some environmentalists say the picture isn't quite right.

Campaign Finances Stir Up A San Diego Congressional Race

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U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter's campaign finance spending is under scrutiny. The congressman said some mistakes were made, money was paid back and an audit is expected to answer questions.

Not Much Change Expected In San Diego's Congressional Delegation

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The San Diego congressional delegation will likely seem very familiar after this year's election cycle wraps up in November. That's because four seats are unlikely to change.

SDG&E Pushes For More Electric Cars In San Diego

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San Diego's investor-owned utility is spending $7.5 million over five years to encourage the transition to electrically powered cars.

California Has New Canned Food Warning Labels

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California consumers may see new warning labels for canned food Wednesday, but people will have to look to find them. Consumer advocates say consumers are not being properly protected.

Activist Behind Controversial Fliers Visits San Diego State

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A day after conservative activist David Horowitz and his body guard arrived on the San Diego State University free of protestors, fliers bearing a hate message were found in Love Library.

Students Call For SDSU President's Resignation

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San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman has been under fire for his response to fliers connecting students to "Palestinian terrorists" that were posted on campus last month.

Report: San Diego Quality Of Life Mixed

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The annual quality of life report shows San Diego performs well on economics, energy and water use, but not on affordable housing.

Democratic Rep. Scott Peters Faces Five GOP Challengers In June

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The two-term incumbent's 52nd Congressional District race is the most competitive House contest in San Diego County in the June 7 primary.

San Diego's Economy Gets Good News

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A new report from University of San Diego says leading economic indicators are climbing back up, hinting that the economy will continue growing the rest of the year.

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