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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 by Erik Anderson

San Diego And Tijuana Leaders Seek Modernization Amid NAFTA Talks

San Diego And Tijuana Leaders Seek Modernization Amid NAFTA Talks

Aug. 16
By Erik Anderson, Jean Guerrero

As federal negotiators met with their counterparts from Mexico and Canada in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to begin talks on NAFTA, leaders from border cities met in San Diego to support boosting the region's economic cooperation.

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

San Diego Researchers Race To Keep Rhinos From Going Extinct

Aug. 7
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo researchers are working to save a critically endangered rhino species that is teetering close to extinction. Scientists are using southern white rhinos as surrogates in a last-ditch effort to save northern whites.

Imperial Beach Poised To Sue Over Sewage Spills

Imperial Beach Poised To Sue Over Sewage Spills

Aug. 1
By Erik Anderson

Imperial Beach officials are poised to sue the federal government unless the city sees progress in containing cross-border sewage spills.

California Mobile Home Park Gets Cutting Edge Renewable Energy System

California Mobile Home Park Gets Cutting Edge Renewable Energy System

July 31
By Erik Anderson

California is funding a trial program that could bring cutting edge renewable power systems to low-income communities around the state.

National Soccer Tournament Will Call San Diego Home

National Soccer Tournament Will Call San Diego Home

July 28
By Erik Anderson

San Diego will host a major summer soccer event for the next three years, providing a boost for the local tourism economy.

San Diego State University Has New Plans For Qualcomm Stadium Site

San Diego State University Has New Plans For Qualcomm Stadium Site

July 25
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

San Diego State University officials have reopened discussions with the mayor's office and members of the City Council over the future of the Qualcomm Stadium site in Mission Valley, a school spokeswoman said Tuesday.

San Diego State Interim President Looks For Qualcomm Lease Extension

San Diego State Interim President Looks For Qualcomm Lease Extension

July 10
By Erik Anderson

Sally Roush, the San Diego State University interim president, discusses the university's desire for a region-wide asset for the educational opportunities for future students.

San Diego Brewer's Guild Works To Set Itself Apart

San Diego Brewer's Guild Works To Set Itself Apart

July 4
By Erik Anderson

The nation's craft beer industry and local craft brewers are turning to new labels and logo items to differentiate themselves from macrobrewers.

San Diego's Mission Bay Getting A Localized Facelift

San Diego's Mission Bay Getting A Localized Facelift

June 30
By Erik Anderson

San Diego planners took another step closer Thursday to a major redesign of the northeast corner of Mission Bay.

San Diego Poised To Sharpen Options To Change Northeast Mission Bay

San Diego Poised To Sharpen Options To Change Northeast Mission Bay

June 28
By Erik Anderson

A major facelift is coming for the northeast part of San Diego's Mission Bay, but exactly what shape those changes will take remains up in the air.

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