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Peggy Pico

KPBS Evening Edition Host

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Peggy Pico is the host of KPBS Evening Edition, airing weeknights at 5:00 and 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.

Recent Stories

Deportations Affecting Homelessness In San Diego, Tijuana

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A forum Wednesday night at the University of San Diego will highlight the issue of homelessness on both sides of the San Diego, Tijuana border.

How The Affordable Care Act Is Changing San Diego Community Health Clinics

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Now that the Affordable Care Act has opened up healthcare for more people, how are community clinics managing an influx of patients while maintaining quality care?

College Life 101: Easing The Transition For Students And Parents

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It's the time of year when freshman are moving into college dorms and away from home — it can be stressful for both students and parents. We take a look at how to survive the transition and thrive in college.

Saving Lives At San Diego Humane Society's 24-Hour Kitten Nursery

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Kitten season is here and that means animal shelters are getting an influx of homeless litters. The San Diego Humane Society says many newborn kittens wouldn't survive if it weren't for its 24-hour kitten nursery.

Unintended Consequences: Bird Deaths At California Solar Power Plants

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The goal of the huge Ivanpah solar electricity plant in the Mojave desert is to provide clean, affordable energy to thousands of households. But what it's also doing, say wildlife officials, is killing birds.

Why Are Minority Men Struggling To Finish Community College?

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Very few male students of color graduate with a certificate or degree. A new collaborative policy brief aims to address that problem on a national level.

Reaching Out For Help With Depression

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The death of comedian Robin Williams is teaching us a lot about depression. We look at treatments available and who to reach out to when you need help.

Killing Of Missouri Teen Reminds San Diegans Of Problems Between Minorities And Police

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The fallout from the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has reverberated across the country. Black community groups in San Diego, as well as the San Diego Police Department, are evaluating law enforcement equity in our city.

California's Plastic Bag Ban Bill Moves Forward

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The debate over a statewide plastic bag ban is heating up, as a key legislative committee last week passed a bill that would phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores.

Depression Is Not A Death Sentence

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The death of comedian Robin Williams sparked conversations about depression. We look at resources available in San Diego and what to say to someone who may be suffering.

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