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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

Report: Doctors Not Inundated With Newly Insured Patients

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Millions of previously uninsured Americans now have coverage under the Affordable Care Act. But a report finds most doctors haven’t seen a surge in new patient visits.

Another Failure In The Search For Alzheimer's Treatments

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When it comes to the search for new Alzheimer's treatments, it's been one failure after another.

California Officials Pledge To Reduce Medi-Cal Backlog To 350,000

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State officials are pledging to slash a backlog of applications to the Medi-Cal program.

Forensic Program Helps North County Abuse Survivors

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For nearly 30 years, the Forensic Health Program in Escondido has helped thousands of abuse survivors in their quest for justice.

Feds Ask California For Plan To Fix Medi-Cal Backlog

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The Obama administration has given California until Monday to submit plans to reduce a massive backlog of people waiting for Medi-Cal coverage.

4.6 Million Medical Records Exposed In California In Last Five Years

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Federal health officials say the medical records of 4.6 million Californians have been compromised since 2009.

San Francisco And Berkeley Take On Soft Drink Industry

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The two Northern California cities have soda-tax measures on the November ballot. There are no plans to do that in San Diego, but soft-drink consumption here remains a concern.

Annual Medical Checkups May Not Make Sense

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Annual physicals exams have long been a staple of the American health care system, but new research suggests they're not very effective.

San Diego VA Says It's Taking Steps To Reduce New Patient Wait Times

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Officials at the San Diego VA Healthcare System say improvements are on the way to reduce wait times for new patients.

Covered California Questions Measure To Regulate Health Insurance Prices

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Covered California officials are raising concerns about Proposition 45, a November ballot measure that would regulate the price of health insurance.

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