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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

How ACLU Mobile Justice Smartphone App Will Work In San Diego

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American Civil Liberties Union releases new app to help people document arrests and other police actions.


Former San Diego Foster Child Becomes Advocate For Change

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As May marks National Foster Care Awareness month, former foster youth and author of memoir "Foster Girl" examines reforms in California's foster care system.

Poet, Army Veteran Brian Turner Shares War Experience At El Cajon Literary Festival

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Bosnian and Iraq War veteran Brian Turner shares his memories of war, both his own and through the eyes of others, in his memoir, “My Life as a Foreign Country,” during the Grossmont Literary Arts Festival.

What Does New State Target To Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions Mean For San Diego?

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Gov. Jerry Brown is ramping up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to curb climate change.

San Diego Scripps Health Trauma Team Heads To Nepal To Aid Quake Survivors

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Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health and Dr. Mark Olcott, an emergency room physician at Scripps Green Hospital, talk about their upcoming mission.

Midway Air Boss Recounts Rescue Of Thousands As Saigon Fell

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Midway Museum docent Vern Jumper talks about his experience as air traffic commander as thousands of American and Vietnamese were air lifted to the carrier during the fall of Saigon 40 years ago.

Mayor Faulconer On San Diego Chargers, 2016 Budget, Water Enforcement

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer talks about the chances of the Chargers staying in San Diego, his proposed 2016 budget, and enforcing mandatory water restrictions.

Professor Digs Up Live Music History At San Diego State

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From Ella Fitzgerald to the Grateful Dead, Bob Marley and Madonna, anthropology professor explains how live music concerts changed San Diego State.

Earth Day: Environmental Group Highlights San Diego Restaurants Eliminating Plastic Waste

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The Surfrider Foundation is tapping San Diego restaurants to help with its mission to keep oceans and beaches clean, and reduce plastic waste.

‘Placas: The Most Dangerous Tattoo’ Play Debuts In San Diego

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Chula Vista native Paul Flores is bringing his award-winning play to Lincoln High School. The play, which explores gang violence, is about a former MS-13 member who is trying to figure out how to leave his gang life behind to reunite with his family.

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