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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 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.

San Diego Unveils Affordable Housing Plan

San Diego Unveils Affordable Housing Plan

June 21
By City News Service, Erik Anderson

San Diego officials Wednesday unveiled a dozen proposals designed to ease the city's lack of affordable housing.

SoccerCity Media Push Targets San Diego City Council

SoccerCity Media Push Targets San Diego City Council

June 16
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego City Council voted to put the SoccerCity redevelopment project planned for the Qualcomm Stadium site on the November 2018 ballot.

UC San Diego Researchers Build Batteries For Extremely Cold Weather

UC San Diego Researchers Build Batteries For Extremely Cold Weather

June 15
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers have developed a way to build batteries that can function in extremely cold environments.

SoccerCity Still Alive: Council Will Hear About It Next Week

SoccerCity Still Alive: Council Will Hear About It Next Week

June 13
By Erik Anderson

SoccerCity backers are pushing ahead with a plan to redevelop the Qualcomm Stadium and Chargers Park properties.

SoccerCity Officials Will Work With Latest Stadium Property Appraisal

SoccerCity Officials Will Work With Latest Stadium Property Appraisal

June 12
By Erik Anderson

The recent $110 million appraisal of the Qualcomm Stadium property will not keep them from pursuing the Soccer City redevelopment plan.

SoccerCity Project Part Of Special Election Debate

SoccerCity Project Part Of Special Election Debate

June 9
By Erik Anderson

The San Diego City Council reconsiders a special election for the mayor's convention center expansion project on Monday, a decision that holds implications for the multi-billion dollar SoccerCity redevelopment plan.

Tijuana's Sewage System Needs Major Upgrades

Tijuana's Sewage System Needs Major Upgrades

June 2
By Erik Anderson

Environmental Protection Agency officials estimate the Tijuana sewage system needs $400 million in improvements and repairs to handle the sewage flow created in the city.

Federal Officials Discuss Cross-Border Sewage Spills At Public Hearing

Federal Officials Discuss Cross-Border Sewage Spills At Public Hearing

May 31
By Erik Anderson

Officials will present their investigation into this year's massive cross-border sewage spills at a hearing in Imperial Beach Thursday night.

Scientists Track Endangered Sea Turtles In San Diego Bay

Scientists Track Endangered Sea Turtles In San Diego Bay

May 31
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Bay is home to a thriving sea turtle population, but scientists worry the animals are increasingly paying the price for living close to a large metropolitan area.

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