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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

Covered California Getting Two More Health Plans

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UnitedHealth and Oscar plan to begin offering insurance in parts of the state next year, which will give California consumers more options.

Over-The-Counter Birth Control Pills Will Soon Be Available In California

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Beginning this fall, California women will no longer need a prescription to buy birth control pills or other hormonal contraceptives.

'Kids Count' Report Gives California Low Marks

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The report released Tuesday on the well-being of children ranks California 38th in the nation, just ahead of Oklahoma.

SDSU Study Aims To Shed Light On Adults With Autism

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There's a lot of information about children with autism. But there's little known about how autism affects adults.

Free Beer Coming Soon At Farmers Markets

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Starting next year, free samples of beer may be available at your local farmers market.

San Diego's VA Healthcare System Wants More Female Vets To Enroll

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San Diego VA healthcare officials are trying to entice more women to take advantage of their veterans benefits.

Advocates Push To Expand California Welfare Program

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A bill is making its way through the California Legislature that would give Medi-Cal benefits to low-income adults who are living here illegally.

California's Dental Program Gains Patients While Losing Dentists

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A new state review of the Denti-Cal program, shows between 2009 and 2014, the number of children enrolled in the Denti-Cal program increased by nearly 40 percent.

Transgender Veteran Fights For Equality In U.S. Military

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Retired Army Col. Sheri Swokowski wants to change a military ban that stops openly transgender individuals from serving in the armed forces.

California Assembly Rejects Bill Giving Nurse Practitioners More Independence

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A bill that would have allowed nurse practitioners to work without a doctor’s supervision has died in the California legislature.

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