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Tom Fudge

News Editor

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A journalist with 25 years of experience, Tom joined KPBS in 1998 to cover San Diego issues related to growth, transportation, and development. In September of 1999, Tom took over as host of These Days (now Midday Edition) where he served for nearly a decade. Now a news editor, Tom supervises reporting by the KPBS arts and investigations teams. He also edits stories related to science and border coverage.

Tom began his broadcasting career in 1988 at WSUI Radio in Iowa City as a reporter and newscaster. He then spent five years at Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) where he worked as a reporter. Following his departure from MPR, Tom was a freelance journalist, working for Twin Cities Public Television, WCCO Radio, and a variety of regional and national newspapers and magazines.

He has received recognition for his outstanding work in hosting and public affairs reporting from the Unity Awards, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, and the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Recent Stories by Tom Fudge

Report: Deaths From Meth Use On The Rise In San Diego County

Report: Deaths From Meth Use On The Rise In San Diego County

May 11
By Tom Fudge

Health officials from San Diego County Thursday reported a steady rise in meth-related deaths and meth use in recent years.

More Sales And Higher Prices Hit SoCal Housing Market In March

More Sales And Higher Prices Hit SoCal Housing Market In March

April 25
By Tom Fudge

Real estate tracker Core Logic reports Southern California last month had the highest number of sales, for the month of March, in 10 years.

The Chargers Next Season Is Sold Out

The Chargers Next Season Is Sold Out

March 28
By Tom Fudge

Season ticket sales fill all the seats in the small StubHub center for the Los Angeles Chargers for 2017-18.

San Diego Malls Ride A Changing Retail Wave

San Diego Malls Ride A Changing Retail Wave

March 21
By Tom Fudge

Competition from online buying is forcing some stores to close while others struggle to think outside the big box.

Sewage Spill Fouls San Diego County's Los Coches Creek

Sewage Spill Fouls San Diego County's Los Coches Creek

March 19
By Tom Fudge

A pipe that was damaged during a February rainstorm dumps 900,000 gallons of sewage into Los Coches Creek in El Cajon.

University Degree Costs In California Are Falling — For The University

University Degree Costs In California Are Falling — For The University

March 17
By Tom Fudge

The cost of a college degree may be going up for California students. But the amount of money spent on each degree, by the University of California and CSU, has been going down.

San Diego State President Will Step Down

San Diego State President Will Step Down

March 8
By Elma Gonzalez, Tom Fudge

San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman has announced he will be leaving at the end of June, after six years at the helm.

For The First Time In Its History, The University Of California Pro...

For The First Time In Its History, The University Of California Proposes Cap On Nonresident Students

March 6
By Tom Fudge

The University of California’s move comes in response to criticism that California high-school graduates are often locked out of enrollment.

San Diego Clubs Create A Home For Jazz

San Diego Clubs Create A Home For Jazz

Feb. 27
By Tom Fudge

A tale of jazz venues shows a network of players and impresarios who create a brimming San Diego scene.

One Dead In Plane Crash North Of Ramona

One Dead In Plane Crash North Of Ramona

Feb. 12
By Tom Fudge

A 20-year-old woman died when a small plane that was carrying three people crashed. The crash occurred north of Ramona in the Cleveland National Forest.

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