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Peggy Pico

Contributor through December 2015

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Peggy Pico served as the host of KPBS Evening Edition. Pico originally joined the KPBS newsroom as the science and technology reporter in 2010 after spending two years covering biotechnology and medical news in the Bay Area.

Pico was raised in San Diego and has worked as a broadcast journalist in California, Arizona, and Texas. She previously reported for NBC 7/39 where she worked as a medical and science reporter for five years.

Pico has won two Emmy’s and numerous awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Press, and the San Diego Press Club. She also received the USC Health Reporter Fellowship and is a member of California Chicano News Media Association and the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Recent Stories by Peggy Pico

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San Diego Professor Discusses Radicalization

Dec. 7, 2015
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico

As the investigation into the San Bernardino shooting continues, UC San Diego economics professor Eli Berman explains how an individual may become radicalized.

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Jerusalem Documentary Takes San Diego On Eye-Opening Tour

Nov. 18, 2015
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Peggy Pico

"Jerusalem" opens Friday at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center. The IMAX film includes aerial images of the Western Wall, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock in the Old City.

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What Charlie Sheen's Revelation Means For HIV Stigma In San Diego

Nov. 18, 2015
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico

San Diego County has the third largest number of HIV and AIDS cases in California.

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La Jolla Playhouse ‘Indecent’ Explores Legal Battle Over Artistic Expression

Nov. 18, 2015
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Neiko Will, Peggy Pico

"Indecent" is a play about another play — one that got the cast and producer arrested when it premiered on Broadway in the 1920s.

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High Tides, El Niño And 'The Blob' In California

Nov. 17, 2015
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn, Peggy Pico

The weather will be big news in San Diego this winter, as strong El Niño-driven storms encounter already-high tides, and a warm water zone (known as "The Blob") sitting off the Northern California coast causes more trouble.

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San Diego Researchers Join Pancreatic Cancer 'Dream Team'

Nov. 17, 2015
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Peggy Pico

A $12 million effort aims to find new ways to treat and slow the growth of pancreatic cancer.

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Will San Diego Take More Syrian Refugees After Paris Attacks?

Nov. 16, 2015
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Neiko Will, Peggy Pico

Governors from several U.S. states balk at taking in Syrian refugees after attacks in Paris.

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San Diego Man's Role In Uncovering Priest Sex Abuse Featured In 'Spotlight'

Nov. 12, 2015
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Neiko Will, Peggy Pico

A San Diego mental health counselor was instrumental in helping Boston Globe investigative reporters uncover the priest sex abuse scandal in 2002 and cover-up that followed. The investigation is depicted in the new film "Spotlight."

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Chargers Drama Stars San Diego Mayor On New York Stage

Nov. 12, 2015
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn, Peggy Pico

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer made his case in New York. The Chargers and Raiders hired Disney's CEO. A sports columnist said San Diego could have a pro football team: the Raiders.

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Journalism Changing In 'The Post-Kardashian Era'

Nov. 11, 2015
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Peggy Pico

Journalists and public relations experts wrestle with how traditional journalism is contending with "click-bait" news. A forum will be held Thursday night at Point Loma Nazarene University on the topic.

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