A journalist with 25 years of experience, Tom originally 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.
Summer is all about family, friends, barbecues and pool parties. But that fun sometimes turns tragic when a child is involved in a drowning. A new report finds most child drownings occur in backyards.
From a community festival celebrating Lebanese culture and cuisine to a Star Wars-themed beer event, here are a few events to check out this weekend.
A local sports fisherman has found a way to help feed San Diego's hungry. Fish. Food. Feel Good. collects donated fish from sports fishermen and distributes them to local charities that feed the area's seniors, poor and homeless.
UC San Diego has created an innovative academic program called the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination.
Falling enrollment makes Sacred Heart Academy in Ocean Beach part of a national trend, and the third San Diego Catholic school to close in as many years.
Mayor Filner says Monday's medical marijuana ruling does not affect his commitment to safe access to medical marijuana.
Cash fare for transit is becoming a thing of the past. But the San Diego Compass Card still has some transfers to make before it reaches the end station.
The San Diego water department today presents its final report on water recycling and estimates it would cost no more to recycle water than to import it.
The 100th anniversary of Balboa Park is coming up in 2015. Or is it? Turns out the San Diego press corps has been getting it wrong about the pending centennial and the 1915 Exposition.
Volatile gas prices have boosted public transit ridership in most of the country. But not in San Diego, where trolley trips were down nearly 5 percent last year.