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