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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

International Space Station Operations Coming To San Diego

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The national laboratory that manages the International Space Station from Earth will soon open an office in San Diego.

Cultivating The Future Of San Diego Baseball

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Baseball's stars take center stage in San Diego Tuesday night at Major League Baseball's All-Star Game. The national pastime is thriving at the major league level, but for years the sport has struggled to attract younger players.

San Diego And California Get High Marks On Green Index

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California continues to perform well on the Next 10 Green Innovation Index, which measures how well the economy performs with the state's climate goals as a backdrop.

Simulated Earthquake Shakes Steel Building In San Diego

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San Diego researchers put the world's largest outdoor shake table through its paces, with a six-story steel structure on top.

Primary Surprise: Did Issa's Support For Trump Hurt His Campaign?

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Even though Republican Darrell Issa outspent his opponent, Tuesday's primary race in the 49th Congressional District was much closer than observers expected. One political scientist says the incumbent's support for Donald Trump might have hurt him.

Issa Faces Strong Challenger In November Runoff

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Republican incumbent Darrell Issa could face a strong challenge in November. With 100 percent of precincts counted, Issa captured 51 percent of the vote and attorney Doug Applegate garnered 45 percent.

Rep. Scott Peters Advances To Runoff With Wide Lead

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Democratic incumbent Scott Peters has the majority of the vote, and looked set to run off against Republican challenger Denise Gitsham in November.

Report Card Gives Most San Diego Beaches Good Grades

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San Diego gets generally good water quality marks at local beaches, but some familiar trouble spots remain in the latest Heal The Bay Water Quality Report Card.

Hundreds Gather In Coronado For Memorial Day Remembrance

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People of all ages gathered at Star Park in Coronado Monday for a solemn remembrance of those who died while serving their country.

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.

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