KPBS Evening Edition Host
Peggy Pico is the host of KPBS Evening Edition, airing weeknights at 6:30 p.m. on KPBS-TV. 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.
A report released by the San Diego Association of Governments shows local officials are more concerned about gangs today than five years ago.
It's against the law in California to drive while talking on the phone or text, but many are still doing so, which increases the risk of a collision four-fold. A UC San Diego campaign is targeting businesses to get the word out to employees about the risks.
Long deployments are just one of the additional challenges military families face when it comes to keeping their finances straight. Nearly a third of those surveyed in new report are still resorting to high-interest pay day loans, or fall prey to predatory lending practices that trap them in a cycle of debt.
While in San Diego for a book signing, chef Alice Waters discusses the "slow" food movement.
After a poll finds many caregivers are missing the warnings signs, a new campaign underway aims to educate them about identifying the signs of a communication disorder in children.
After decades of negotiating, a former Caltrans building in Old Town is now part of the State Parks system. Experts say it could tell us a lot about San Diego's earliest days.
On the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day, we discuss the growing number of people living longer with the disease and the unique challenges they face as they age with AIDS.
The rat-a-tat-tat of keyboards will be clicking all day as Cyber Monday gets into full swing. Those who dislike packed malls and parking lots will be taking advantage of sales from behind their desktops, tablets and smartphones.
The American Taxpayer Relief Act went into effect in January 2013. Several changes to the tax code could impact income deductions. IRS spokesman Raphael Tulino gives details of the changes and some end-of-the-year tax tips.
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.