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Gina Diamante

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Gina Diamante came to KPBS in 2011 to launch KPBS Evening Edition. She has managed the newsroom’s participation in collaborative efforts with other public media outlets, including the Local Journalism Center Video Project and the Global Nation Education Project. In 2015, Gina was awarded an Emmy by the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for producing the KPBS news special “Remembering The Fall Of Saigon.” Her work has also been recognized by the San Diego Press Club, the San Diego League of Women Voters, San Diego Radio Broadcasters Association, and the Associated Press Radio-Television Association.

Prior to joining KPBS, Gina served as news director and Morning Edition host at KVCR-FM, the NPR member station in San Bernardino. Gina has also been a writer, reporter, anchor, producer and news director at stations in Monterey, San Diego, Ventura County, Los Angeles, and Temecula. She is a graduate of the School of Journalism at San Jose State University.

Recent Stories

New Justice System Rolling Out In Mexico

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Oral trials — similar to those in the U.S. — are expected to make Mexico's justice system more transparent.

Border Agents Uncover Third Tunnel In El Centro Sector In A Year

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The 142-foot long tunnel was discovered by a Border Patrol agent on routine patrol.

San Diego Port Commissioners Consider Brigantine For Waterfront Spot

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The Brigantine has proposed a two-story restaurant complex to replace longtime tenant Anthony's Fish Grotto on the San Diego waterfront.

San Diego Attorney Seeks U.N.'s Help To Free Convicted Killer

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In an unusual and last-ditch effort to exonerate a woman in a 1992 gang murder, a San Diego attorney has filed an appeal with the United Nations.

No Action On Calexico Police Chief's Contract

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The Calexico City Council voted to take interim Chief Michael Bostic's contract off the agenda Tuesday night. Bostic has said he is trying to clean up the Calexico Police Department.

Calexico City Council To Consider Police Chief’s Contract

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The council meeting comes one day after seven fired officers filed a federal lawsuit against the interim police chief and the city.

San Diego County Sheriff's Department Gets A New Helicopter

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The $4.8 million Bell 407GX will be used for patrols, search and rescue, and firefighting.

H-1B Visa Applications Up For Review

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The federal government said it has received more than enough applications for a limited number of visas for skilled foreign workers.

Protest Caravan Honoring Missing Mexican Students Comes To San Diego

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Caravan 43 is a movement by parents and friends of 43 Mexican students who have been missing since September 2014. They plan to visit 45 states to raise awareness and seek help.

San Diego Tourism Authority Launches $9M Advertising Campaign

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The agency's multi-platform campaign will run for four months in major U.S. cities including San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles.

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