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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

Mission Trails Campgrounds Reopen After Budget Cuts Restored

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After being closed for nearly three years, San Diego city leaders celebrate the reopening of Kumeyaay Lake Campgrounds at Mission Trails Regional Park.

Roundtable: Race For San Diego County District Attorney

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On a special edition of The Roundtable, the candidates for San Diego County district attorney talk about prison realignment, the death penalty and other issues facing that office.

Roundtable: Wind & Fire; Minimum Wage; Sterling Racism

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The marine layer disappeared this week, and suddenly May seemed like your typical October. Donald Sterling was outed as a racist by TMZ, and banned for life by the NBA. Dueling minimum-wage proposals will duke it out, unless they won't.

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.

All stories by Natalie Walsh ›