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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

Record Number Of Tourists Visited San Diego Last Year

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The Major League Baseball All-Star Game and other major events lured record numbers of tourists to the San Diego region last year, the Tourism Authority announced Thursday.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Double In San Diego

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San Diego city leaders announced Tuesday the completion of a project that more than doubled capacity for drivers to charge up their electric vehicles at public locations.

San Diego May Get Elusive River Park In Mission Valley

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Mission Valley could be in line for a major redevelopment now that the Chargers have dumped San Diego for a home in Los Angeles and that project may be the catalyst for a long sought after San Diego river park.

San Diego Taxpayer Group Wants Action On Stadium Site

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The San Diego County Taxpayers Association is pushing San Diego officials to do something about Qualcomm Stadium.

Old Faucets Taint Water At San Ysidro Schools

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The San Ysidro School District has shut off the water taps and brought in bottled water to students and staff at three schools.

San Diego Incubator Stokes Businesses Aimed At Marijuana Market

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A San Diego investment group is hoping to cash in on the state’s legal marijuana market.

Chargers Pay To End San Diego Stadium Lease

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The Chargers wired San Diego just over 12 and a half million dollars this week, officially terminating the team's lease with the city.

San Diego Launches MLS Bid

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A group of investors that last week proposed building a new stadium in Mission Valley submitted an application Monday for a Major League Soccer expansion franchise in San Diego to league Commissioner Don Garber.

San Diego Water Officials Declare Drought Over

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San Diego County water managers say the region's nearly six-year drought is officially over and they are looking for state officials to agree.

Advocates Question Southern California Gas Tapping Of Aliso Canyon

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Southern California Gas has tapped into the Aliso Canyon storage facility near Los Angeles to meet demand the past two days.

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