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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

Research Finds Novel Method Of Handling Premature Births May Improv...

Research Finds Novel Method Of Handling Premature Births May Improve Outcomes

Dec. 14
By Kenny Goldberg

A study from Sharp Mary Birch Hospital finds a novel way of handling the umbilical cord of premature babies may improve their development.

UC San Diego Researcher Semifinalist For Women's Safety XPRIZE

UC San Diego Researcher Semifinalist For Women's Safety XPRIZE

Nov. 29
By Kenny Goldberg

A UC San Diego researcher is a semi-finalist in a worldwide contest to develop an inexpensive device that can improve women’s safety.

San Diego Hospitals Grappling With Shortage Of IV Bags

San Diego Hospitals Grappling With Shortage Of IV Bags

Nov. 27
By Kenny Goldberg

A nationwide shortage of small IV bags has forced hospitals in San Diego to come up with other options.

California's Uninsured Rate Drops To Record Low

California's Uninsured Rate Drops To Record Low

Nov. 21
By Kenny Goldberg

Three years into full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the rate of uninsured people in California has dropped to a record low.

Covered California Health Care Enrollment Is Taking Off

Covered California Health Care Enrollment Is Taking Off

Nov. 20
By Kenny Goldberg

The fifth annual open enrollment period for Covered California is off to a strong start.

California Smokers' Helpline Marks 25th Anniversary

California Smokers' Helpline Marks 25th Anniversary

Nov. 16
By Kenny Goldberg

A San Diego-based toll-free phone line designed to help smokers kick the habit is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Opioid Epidemic Prompting Changes In San Diego Emergency Rooms

Opioid Epidemic Prompting Changes In San Diego Emergency Rooms

Nov. 9
By Kenny Goldberg

The epidemic of opioid abuse is prompting physicians to rethink their prescribing habits, especially in hospital emergency rooms.

San Diego Conference Addresses Epidemic Of Opioid-Related Deaths

San Diego Conference Addresses Epidemic Of Opioid-Related Deaths

Nov. 8
By Kenny Goldberg

The epidemic of opioid-related deaths is the topic of a two-day conference in San Diego this week.

Scripps Health Modernization Plan Includes New Hillcrest Hospital

Scripps Health Modernization Plan Includes New Hillcrest Hospital

Nov. 7
By Kenny Goldberg

Scripps Health plans to launch a massive $2.6 billion makeover of its health care system.

Covered California Official Says Exchange Is Alive And Well

Covered California Official Says Exchange Is Alive And Well

Oct. 31
By Kenny Goldberg

Despite President Trump's attacks on the Affordable Care Act, Covered California is alive and well as it enters the open enrollment season.

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