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.
California is experiencing one of the driest years on record and things could get worse according to a new Scripps Institution of Oceanography study.
In a second report on the illegal sex trade in San Diego, a local teenager talks about her new documentary called "TRUTH."
The study documents what local law enforcement officials already know, that many of the sex workers in the San Diego region are vulnerable young women, forced or manipulated into a trade that is highly profitable
San Diego's new police chief, Shelley Zimmerman, is a 31-year veteran on the force. She is now one of only eight women police chiefs in major U.S. cities.
A new survey looking at the availability and marketing of tobacco, alcohol, healthy and unhealthy food products in San Diego County finds some troubling trends.
The latest numbers on income versus cost of living in San Diego finds that 38 percent of families in the region can't make ends meet.
It's been 20 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement was put into place. We take a look at what it's done, what it hasn't and its future goals as talk of a Trans-Pacific Free Trade agreement picks up steam.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer said he will work with Council President Todd Gloria, whose district includes Balboa Park, on a more realistic celebration that recognizes the character and history of the park.
Author James Patterson says he wants to help develop the next generation of readers and is giving a financial boost to dozens of bookstores nationwide, including two in San Diego.
What does it take to attract and retain a business to our region? We take a look.