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Kenny Goldberg

Health Reporter

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Kenny Goldberg covers health for KPBS.

Kenny reports on a wide range of health topics and has done international reporting on HIV and AIDS.

His radio and television work has garnered three Golden Mike awards, Best in Show from the Society of Professional Journalists, and numerous other honors. He has also been awarded fellowships from the New York Times Foundation and the National Press Foundation.

In addition to his work for KPBS, Kenny is a frequent contributor to the California Report, heard on public radio stations throughout California.

A Seattle native, Kenny graduated from the University of Washington, and began his broadcasting career in the news departments of KOGO and KSDO in San Diego.

In his spare time, Kenny loves to practice tai chi, hike, and travel with his wife, Angela.

Recent Stories by Kenny Goldberg

Many Canned Foods Still Contain Toxic Chemical

Many Canned Foods Still Contain Toxic Chemical

May 17
By Kenny Goldberg

Many canned foods sold at major retailers still contain the toxic chemical BPA, according to a new study.

San Diego Man Saved By Therapeutic Use Of Viruses

San Diego Man Saved By Therapeutic Use Of Viruses

April 25
By Kenny Goldberg

A San Diego man who was dying from a drug resistant infection has been saved through the therapeutic use of viruses.

Sharp Program Helps Elderly San Diegans Get Medical Care At Home

Sharp Program Helps Elderly San Diegans Get Medical Care At Home

April 25
By Kenny Goldberg

Most seniors would rather get medical care at home than at the hospital. A program called Transitions helps them do just that.

UC San Diego Survey Finds 60 Percent Of Seniors Use Cell Phones Whi...

UC San Diego Survey Finds 60 Percent Of Seniors Use Cell Phones While Driving

April 24
By Kenny Goldberg

A new survey finds young people are not the only ones who drive while talking on the phone.

Lung Association Ranks San Diego 7th Dirtiest City For Ozone Pollution

Lung Association Ranks San Diego 7th Dirtiest City For Ozone Pollution

April 19
By Kenny Goldberg

A new report from the American Lung Association says San Diego air quality has recently taken a turn for the worse.

Bill Would End Sales Tax On Diapers, Tampons In California

Bill Would End Sales Tax On Diapers, Tampons In California

April 17
By Kenny Goldberg

San Diego Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher said California should end the sales tax on necessities like diapers and feminine hygiene products.

Report: Health Insurance Does Not Fully Protect Against Financial P...

Report: Health Insurance Does Not Fully Protect Against Financial Pain From Cancer

April 12
By Kenny Goldberg

A new report finds having cancer not only affects a person’s health, but also their bank account.

CDC: About 10% Of Babies Born To Zika-Infected Mothers In 2016 Had ...

CDC: About 10% Of Babies Born To Zika-Infected Mothers In 2016 Had Birth Defects

April 4
By Kenny Goldberg

The CDC says the relatively small number of babies born with Zika-related birth defects may not reflect the full impact of the virus.

Atkins' Single-Payer Health Care Proposal Missing Financing

Atkins' Single-Payer Health Care Proposal Missing Financing

April 4
By Kenny Goldberg

State Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, has released more details about her bill to create a single-payer health care system — but there's no word on who will pay for it.

California Smokers Face Major Price Hike On April 1

California Smokers Face Major Price Hike On April 1

March 30
By Kenny Goldberg

The cost of smoking in California will rise on April, when the tobacco tax goes up by $2-a-pack.

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