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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

Bill To Allow Abortion Pills On College Campuses Survives Crucial Vote

Bill To Allow Abortion Pills On College Campuses Survives Crucial Vote

Jan. 15
By Kenny Goldberg

A bill that would require all public college and university health centers in California to offer medication-assisted abortions is making its way through the state senate.

Governor Brown's Proposed Budget Has Only Modest Boost For Health C...

Governor Brown's Proposed Budget Has Only Modest Boost For Health Care

Jan. 10
By Kenny Goldberg

Critic says Brown’s budget should have restored more funding that was cut during the last recession.

Flu Death Toll Continues To Rise In San Diego County

Flu Death Toll Continues To Rise In San Diego County

Jan. 9
By City News Service, Kenny Goldberg

The number of reported influenza-related deaths in the San Diego region doubled last week, bringing this season's total to 91, while the number of lab-confirmed flu cases was down, county health officials reported Tuesday.

California Office Of Traffic Safety Ad Criticized For Glamorizing M...

California Office Of Traffic Safety Ad Criticized For Glamorizing Marijuana

Jan. 8
By Kenny Goldberg

An ad designed to warn people of the risks of driving stoned is being criticized for promoting marijuana use. The Office of Traffic Safety said it's committed to warning people about the dangers of impaired driving and regrets the message was lost in the ad campaign.

Education Is Key To Conquering Stigma Against Mental Illness

Education Is Key To Conquering Stigma Against Mental Illness

Jan. 5
By Kenny Goldberg

Part 3 — The stigma associated with mental illness is a destructive force. A number of efforts are underway in San Diego to combat it.

Stigma Against Mental Illness Is Built Into Health Care System

Stigma Against Mental Illness Is Built Into Health Care System

Jan. 4
By Kenny Goldberg

Part 2 — People with serious mental health challenges are often considered to be different, dangerous or even beyond help. That kind of stigma against mental illness can exist in our health care system too.

For Those With Mental Illness, Battling Stigma Is First Step In Get...

For Those With Mental Illness, Battling Stigma Is First Step In Getting Help

Jan. 3
By Kenny Goldberg

Part 1 — Nearly one out of five Americans suffer from it. But that hasn’t prevented the stigma of mental illness from being a powerful and damaging force.

Advocates Urge Congress To Provide Long-Term Funding For Children's...

Advocates Urge Congress To Provide Long-Term Funding For Children's Health Insurance Program

Jan. 2
By Kenny Goldberg

A deal to provide long-term funding for the popular Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, remains elusive.

Community Health Clinics Still Waiting For Long-Term Funding

Community Health Clinics Still Waiting For Long-Term Funding

Dec. 26
By Kenny Goldberg

Congress has given community clinics some stop-gap funding, but it won't take them very far in 2018.

Covered California Health Care Program Extends Deadline

Covered California Health Care Program Extends Deadline

Dec. 18
By Kenny Goldberg

A surge in enrollment has prompted Covered California to extend its deadline for those wanting to buy health care.

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