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Natalie Walsh

Senior News Producer

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Natalie Walsh has worked for KPBS since 1993. As senior producer for news, Natalie oversees long-format reporting and programs for KPBS News, including KPBS Midday Edition on radio, KPBS Evening Edition on TV, special projects like Envision San Diego and the Fronteras Desk, as well as the convergence of stories online.

Natalie launched KPBS television’s first nightly news program, Full Focus, which aired until 2007. Natalie was producer and production coordinator on more than 60 documentaries and specials for KPBS television, including a number of national and award-winning programs.

Natalie earned a master’s degree in mass communications from San Diego State University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Cincinnati. Natalie lives with her husband and daughter in San Diego and enjoys gardening and traveling.

Recent Stories

2014 Rings In New Laws For California

The first of the year is a handy date for putting new laws into effect. So on Jan. 1, expect changes in a range of areas from voice-activated texting while driving to gun sales to financial literacy for school children.

San Diego Small Businesses Are Banking On Saturday Shoppers

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is designated Small Business Saturday, a day created by American Express to encourage shoppers to buy local. In San Diego, many businesses are hoping shoppers will spend money at their stores.

Aquilla Fire Fully Contained in Lakeside, Calif.

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A brush fire that broke out Sunday morning in Lakeside is 100 percent contained. It's the second fire to burn amid the weekend's red flag warning.

Roundtable: More Filner Trouble, UCSD Student Awarded $4.1 Million, Future Of SD's Wild Horses Uncertain

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San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has another rough week as more people call for his resignation. A UCSD student who was forgotten in a DEA holding cell for nearly five days was awarded $4.1 million by the Justice Department. The fate of wild horses descended from steeds ridden by the Spanish military here in the 1700s is uncertain in East County.

Roundtable: Gay Rights Victory, San Diego Hospice Bankruptcy, Climate Change Challenge

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The U.S. Supreme Court's dual rulings on same-sex marriage establishes a major victory for civil rights. Creditors are lining up to get their share of what's left of San Diego Hospice. The military cites climate change as a vital national security issue and leads the way on alternative energy.

Roundtable: San Onofre; SD Schools' CFO; Path To Citizenship; Plaza de Panama; Meatball The Bear

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San Onofre's troubles continue. San Diego schools' CFO under fire for misinformation. The line for becoming a U.S. citizens may grow longer. Judge nixes plan for Balboa Park renovation. Meatball the Bear is living the good life in the East County.

Envision San Diego

Why Has Whooping Cough Returned With Such A Vengeance?

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KPBS and the Watchdog Institute at SDSU spent four months investigating why whooping cough, a disease that was nearly extinct thirty years ago, has infected thousands of people in California and killed 10 babies. Just why it’s made such a vengeful comeback has two of the world’s leading whooping cough experts in disagreement. KPBS Reporter Joanne Faryon raises serious questions about how well the vaccine to prevent the disease works.

Escondido Bomb-House Burned, Toxic Testing Begins

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What's next now that the Escondido home, filled with explosive materials has burned to the ground? KPBS Environment reporter Ed Joyce gives an update including the impact the fire had on air quality.

Envision San Diego

Whooping Cough Has Sickened Thousands, Is The Vaccine Working?

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California is experiencing a whooping cough epidemic, the worst in 60 years. Ten babies have died throughout the state and more than 7,000 people have become sick, nearly 1,000 in San Diego County alone. KPBS and the Watchdog Institute at SDSU have spent the last four months investigating this epidemic and two of the reporters, Joanne Faryon and Kevin Crowe discuss some of their findings.

Del Mar's Quest To Buy The Fairgrounds

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Why does the City of Del Mar want to buy the Del Mar Fairgrounds? Del Mar Mayor Richard Earnest held a press conference this week to answer questions about his city's interest in the site. KPBS Senior Metro Reporter Alison St. John gives us the latest info on the potential sale of the fairgrounds.

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