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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

New Studies Shed Light On Children And Allergies

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Two new allergy studies confirm what doctors and many parents have thought for years: We may be a little too clean and controlled for our own good.

Zahi Hawass Talks 'Discovering Tutankhamun'

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The man responsible for the discovery of tombs of the Giza pyramid builders and the Valley of the Golden Mummies will be in San Diego on Tuesday.

San Diego School Incorporates CrossFit Kids Into Curriculum

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A San Diego school is making sure students take health and physical activity seriously.

International Rescue Committee San Diego Director Retires After 38 Years

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Bob Montgomery has been with the International Rescue Committee during the resettlement of Iraqis, Somalis, Eritreans and refugees from more than 20 other countries.

A Conversation With Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza

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Alicia Garza, a UC San Diego graduate, is in San Diego to discuss the history and future of the Black Lives Matter movement and the role of campus activism.

The Evil Hours: A Biography of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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A San Diego author, war correspondent and former Marine gives a comprehensive and personal look at post-traumatic stress disorder in his new book.

San Diego To Consider Rules For Airbnb Hosts

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The city of San Diego recently sent 252 letters to Airbnb and other hosts telling them they owe taxes on the rooms they rent.

Report: San Diego Classrooms Lack Technology To Prepare Students For Future

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How are San Diego County schools addressing the technology needs of students? A University of San Diego report finds they are falling short.

9th Annual Border Film Week Focuses On Human Side Of Immigration Debate

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Border Film Week at the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute kicks off Tuesday. The focus will be the human stories of immigration.

Should All Bike Riders Be Required To Wear Helmets?

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A new bill in the California legislature would require adults to wear helmets. Anyone riding without a helmet could be cited and fined up to $25.

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