Skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

SPECIAL COVERAGE: Living With Wildfires: San Diego Firestorm 10 Years Later

Erik Anderson

Environment Reporter

Photo of Erik Anderson

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

10 Years Ago: Firestorms Ravaged San Diego County

10 Years Ago: Firestorms Ravaged San Diego County

Oct. 16
By Erik Anderson

The 2007 firestorms were the last major conflagration to scorch San Diego County. Those firestorms have left lasting marks on the community.

Water Wholesaler Poised To Vote On Delta Tunnel Plan

Water Wholesaler Poised To Vote On Delta Tunnel Plan

Oct. 9
By Erik Anderson

The Metropolitan Water District Board in Los Angeles takes a crucial vote Tuesday on whether to support a plan to build two massive tunnels underneath the Sacramento Delta.

Work Progressing On Mexico Border Wall Protoypes

Work Progressing On Mexico Border Wall Protoypes

Oct. 2
By Erik Anderson

Construction crews are already building some of the border wall prototypes along the U.S.-Mexico border near San Diego.

SDSU Alumni Launch Effort To Create West Campus On Stadium Site

SDSU Alumni Launch Effort To Create West Campus On Stadium Site

Sept. 29
By Erik Anderson

San Diego State University backers have unveiled a plan to redevelop Mission Valley.

South Bay Cities, Port Sue Feds Over Cross-Border Sewage Spills

South Bay Cities, Port Sue Feds Over Cross-Border Sewage Spills

Sept. 28
By Erik Anderson

Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and the Port of San Diego are suing the federal government over cross-border sewage spills in the Tijuana River Valley.

Feds Ease Rules Clearing Way For More Water To Be Drawn From Delta

Feds Ease Rules Clearing Way For More Water To Be Drawn From Delta

Sept. 27
By Erik Anderson

Federal officials are easing protections this fall for endangered fish that live in the Sacramento Delta.

California Water: Debating The Delta Tunnel Plan

California Water: Debating The Delta Tunnel Plan

Sept. 25
By Erik Anderson

California’s water users will find out soon if they will be paying for the $17 billion tunnel project called the California WaterFix.

Solar Market Is Bright, But Looming Tariffs Could Cloud Future

Solar Market Is Bright, But Looming Tariffs Could Cloud Future

Sept. 19
By Erik Anderson

The U.S. solar market continues to add capacity and California is leading the way.

California Could Set 100% Renewable Energy Goal

California Could Set 100% Renewable Energy Goal

Sept. 13
By Erik Anderson

California lawmakers are running out of time to decide whether the state's energy diet will be greener by 2045.

Endangered Iguanas Threatened By Hurricane

Endangered Iguanas Threatened By Hurricane

Sept. 7
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo Global researchers are worried that Hurricane Irma put some of the world's rarest lizards at risk.

View all stories by Erik Anderson ›