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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

Making A Splash: Program Teaches Water-Shy Adults How To Swim

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 10 people drown every day in the U.S. Adult swim coach Chris Holley is trying to make a dent in that statistic, one student at a time.

UCLA Report Examines Demographics Of Young Vapers

A new study offers a look at the demographics of California teenagers who use e-cigarettes.

Report: Most Insurers Lost Money On Obamacare In Program's First Year

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Only about one-third of health insurers made a profit on Obamacare plans in 2014, according to an analysis by the Commonwealth Fund.

Report Finds Medi-Cal Expansion Strains San Diego's Safety Net

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The expansion of the Medi-Cal program has exposed some gaps in San Diego County’s safety net, according to a new analysis from the California Health Care Foundation.

New App Helps San Diegans Navigate Psychiatric Emergency

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The free mobile app offers information on what to do before, during and after a psychiatric crisis.

Scripps Institute Wins $120 Million Grant From NIH

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A major grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow the Scripps Translational Science Institute to play a key role in an unprecedented national study.

San Diego Parents Sue To Block California's Vaccine Law

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A lawsuit filed in federal court in San Diego challenges the constitutionality of California's new law eliminating personal and religious exemptions to school immunizations.

Proposed Measure To Cap Hospital Execs' Pay Pulled From November Ballot

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SEIU United Healthcare Workers West was forced to withdraw the measure, which would have limited compensation to $450,000 a year, after an arbitrator ruled it violated an agreement the union had with the California Hospital Association.

San Diego Is 13th Most Expensive City In U.S. To Deliver A Baby

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In San Diego, the cost of a routine vaginal delivery ranges from a low of $3,243 to a high of $13,779. For routine C-sections, the cost ranges from $11,216 to $22,736.

San Diego: Addicted To Meth

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The methamphetamine that’s being sold on the street is extremely potent, highly addictive and cheaper than ever. That dangerous combination means meth is sending more people to our emergency rooms, jails and morgue.

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