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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

The Chargers Next Season Is Sold Out

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Proposes Cap On Nonresident Students

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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

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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

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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.

Yemeni Student Back In San Diego After Travel Ban Lifted

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A court injunction, lifting Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries, allows Wasim Ghaleb to return to the Grossmont College campus.

California Remains A State Of Immigrants

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A new snapshot of California's immigrants shows a population that's large, working age and mostly legal.

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