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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

San Diego's Dueling Transportation Plans Under Fire

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A report co-authored by two San Diego environmental groups finds a disconnect between the city of San Diego's Climate Action Plan and the San Diego Association of Government's regional transportation plan.

San Diego Notifies Customers About Proposed Water Rate Increases

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City of San Diego customers are about to get a letter telling them the City Council will vote on Nov. 17 on a plan that would raise water rates by more than 40 percent in less than four years.


Educating San Diego LGBT Community About Social Security Rights

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Town hall-style meetings are being held in San Diego on Wednesday to educate the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community about their rights to benefits from Social Security.

New Chief Prepares For San Diego Fire Season

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Veteran firefighter Brian Fennessy plans on increasing racial and gender diversity within the ranks as the new chief of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

Drought Leads Agenda For San Diego Binational Delegation Visit To Nation's Capitol

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A binational delegation of business and community leaders will meet with Washington, D.C. lawmakers to examine California's ongoing drought and other issues affecting San Diego County.

Poverty Among San Diego Seniors Increases

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More than 212,000 people lived in poverty in the city of San Diego in 2014, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Climate Change In San Diego: What's Faith Got To Do With It?

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As Pope Francis' begins his first U.S. visit, Midday Edition looks at his much anticipated speech before Congress addressing climate change and how San Diego's interfaith community is responding.

Canonization Of Junipero Serra Stirs Controversy In San Diego

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The history of San Diego and Junipero Serra date back to the first mission he founded. On the eve of his canonization, reaction is mixed to the Spanish missionary and his legacy.

How Atkins, Block Race Affects San Diego Politics

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The race between California Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and state Sen. Marty Block may have local and statewide implications.

San Diego's Catholic Bishop Discusses Pope's Visit To U.S.

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Pope Francis arrives in the U.S. this week. But what does the historic visit mean for the one million Catholics in San Diego and Imperial counties?

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