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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

Pilot Project Will Connect 'Rapid Bus' And Internet

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The San Diego Association of Governments will spend $275,000 to test a wireless Internet service on three bus lines.

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales From The Making Of 'The Princess Bride'

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Cary Elwes, who played Westley in cult classic film "The Princess Bride," has released a book with a behind-the-scenes look a the making of the film.

San Diegans Meet At Andrés Cuban Restaurant For Food, Debate

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President Obama's plan to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba was a hot topic Wednesday at the San Diego eatery on Morena Boulevard. It's owned by two Cuban-American brothers.

San Diego Food Writer Shares Thanksgiving Pie Recipes, Tips

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It's not too late to bake a pie this Thanksgiving. San Diego food writer Caron Golden joins KPBS Midday Edition to share some of her favorite recipes along with tips and tricks for baking the perfect pie.

Talking Turkey With Chef Bernard Guillas

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Are you still defrosting your turkey? Wondering if you should cook your stuffing in or outside the bird? Don't panic. Executive Chef Bernard Guillas has answers.

Is Thanksgiving The New Black Friday?

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Black Friday for many large retailers now begins on Thanksgiving Day instead of the day after. We take a look at the strategies behind the move and whether it could mean a big payday or backlash.

San Diego University Raising Money To Help Human Trafficking Survivors Get A College Education

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Point Loma Nazarene University's Center for Justice and Reconciliation is raising a first-of-its-kind $40,000 college scholarship for survivors of human trafficking. It's just one way the university is trying to abolish the sex-trade industry.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer On Water Recycling, More

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer joined us for his monthly update on the business of the city, looking at everything from police retention to water recycling.

Audit Says San Diego Opera Remains A 'Going Concern'

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A report by an auditing firm indicates the San Diego Opera company has landed on its feet financially, following a tumultuous year.

Women Speak Out Against Honor Violence

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International women rights activists are in San Diego for the 2014 Women Peacemakers Conference underway at the University of San Diego. We hear from two experts on "honor violence" being committed against women and girls worldwide and find out how the rise in extremism is linked to violence against women.

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