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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

Study: Gap In Homeownership Between Races Is Smaller In San Diego

Study: Gap In Homeownership Between Races Is Smaller In San Diego

Aug. 28
By Tom Fudge

Study: Gap In Homeownership Between Races Is Smaller In San Diego

Judges Say SDG&E Shouldn't Raise Rates To Cover Fire Costs

Judges Say SDG&E Shouldn't Raise Rates To Cover Fire Costs

Aug. 23
By Tom Fudge

The proposed decision by two administrative law judges says the San Diego utility should not charge ratepayers for damages caused by 2007 fires.

Another Turning Point For Mission Valley

Another Turning Point For Mission Valley

Aug. 21
By Tom Fudge

Once farmland for crops and dairy cows, San Diego’s community plan update for Mission Valley wants to change the valley again - from a series of shopping malls to a place to live.

San Diego Council To Vote On Motel's Conversion To Transitional Hou...

San Diego Council To Vote On Motel's Conversion To Transitional Housing

July 17
By Tom Fudge

The San Diego City Council takes up the controversial plan to convert a South County motel to transitional housing for low-level offenders on Monday.

US Forest Service Enacts Fire Restrictions In San Diego County

US Forest Service Enacts Fire Restrictions In San Diego County

July 17
By Tom Fudge

Due to recent wildfires, prevailing high temperatures and ongoing combustion threat levels, Cleveland National Forest will operate under elevated fire restrictions beginning Monday, the U.S. Forest Service announced.

La Mesa Could Become A Sanctuary City — For Ferrets

La Mesa Could Become A Sanctuary City — For Ferrets

July 7
By Tom Fudge

Ferret owners in La Mesa want the city council to make a strong statement in favor of legalizing ferrets as pets.

Financial Troubles Shut Down Suzie's Farm

Financial Troubles Shut Down Suzie's Farm

June 27
By Tom Fudge

Suzie's Farm, in the Tijuana River Valley, is closing down after more than eight years in the business of growing organic food.

Fighting Obesity: What We Learned From The Battle On Smoking

Fighting Obesity: What We Learned From The Battle On Smoking

June 9
By Tom Fudge

Smoking is still called the leading cause of preventable death. But as smoking rates continue to drop it looks like another preventable problem, obesity, is taking its place.

Hooligan Gangsters Indicted In San Diego For Stealing Jeep Wranglers

Hooligan Gangsters Indicted In San Diego For Stealing Jeep Wranglers

May 30
By Tom Fudge

The alleged auto-theft ring transported $4.5 million worth of vehicles from San Diego County to Mexico.

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.

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