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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

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.

San Diego Tightens Water Restrictions To Meet State Conservation Goal

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The drought in California prompted San Diego leaders to step up conservations efforts this week, ordering residents and businesses to cut back on outdoor watering.

California Court Strikes Down Nursing Home Law

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A California judge has thrown out a law that allows nursing homes to make medical decisions for mentally incompetent residents.

Critics Of California Vaccine Bill Vow To Keep Fighting

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Opponents of a California bill that would ban personal belief exemptions for childhood vaccinations say they’re not going away.

Tech Problems Cast Shadow On California's New Prescription Drug Database

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There’s a problem with California’s newly upgraded prescription drug database called CURES 2.0.

Covered California's Plan To Collect Health Info Raises Concerns

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Privacy rights experts say Covered California should notify patients before tracking their care.

Bill Aims To Reduce Prescription Drug Overdose Deaths

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A measure in the California legislature would require doctors to check a statewide drug-history database before prescribing narcotics.

Fledgling San Diego Biotech Pledges Not To Make Money

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Drugs & Diagnostics For Tropical Diseases, or DDTD, develops tests that detect whether someone is infected with worms.

District May Pull Plug On Old Palomar Hospital In Escondido

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It may be the end of the line for the old Palomar Hospital in downtown Escondido.

Planned Parenthood Launches STD Testing App

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Planned Parenthood has launched a new app that allows people to order testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases through their smart phone.

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