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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

South Campus Plaza Nears Completion At San Diego State

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It will house 600 students and bring more restaurants and a Trader Joe's to the College Area.

City Pension Reform In San Diego Not Welcomed By All

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The move from a guaranteed pension to a 401(k) for new city workers still leaves plenty unsatisfied.

Firefighters In San Diego County Battle 'Gopher Fire' Near I-15

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Fire stops freeway traffic and threatened homes in northern San Diego County.

Long Way To Go Before All San Diego Ballots Are Counted

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The San Diego County Registrar of Voters said there are still more than 500,000 ballots to be counted.

Local GOP, Democratic Party Consultants Weigh In On Trump's Election

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One Republican says a Trump presidency won’t be good for the party.

NAACP Suit Alleges El Cajon Police Violated Protesters' Freedom Of Speech

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On two occasions, El Cajon police declared protests in response to the police shooting death of Alfred Olango "unlawful assembly."

Truck Falls From Coronado Bridge in San Diego, Killing 4

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A pickup truck plunged off the Coronado Bridge causing four deaths and nine injuries. The driver was placed under arrest.

San Diego Caregivers To Get Back Wages, Damages

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A residential care business in San Diego is ordered to pay 15 employees more than $1.1 million for violation of wage laws.

San Diego's Little Italy Builds An Urban Vision

Piazza della Famiglia is the latest turn in the story of a historic urban neighborhood in San Diego.

The Creepy (And Funny) World Of 'Welcome To Night Vale'

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Night Vale is a dreamlike, desert town full of conspiracies, a mysterious glowing cloud and monstrous librarians. And it's the subject of a hit, fictional podcast.

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