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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

Supervisor Ron Roberts On The Continued Push For Gondolas In San Diego

Supervisor Ron Roberts On The Continued Push For Gondolas In San Diego

Nov. 21
By Tom Fudge

Roberts first introduced the idea for a sky tram from Balboa Park to downtown San Diego in 2014. But getting the political support has been challenging. Some estimates put the cost of sky trams at $50 million per mile.

San Diego To Partner With Ford And Qualcomm To Test Driverless Cars

San Diego To Partner With Ford And Qualcomm To Test Driverless Cars

Nov. 20
By Tom Fudge

Qualcomm, along with other tech firms and Ford Motor Company, will be testing their driverless car technology in San Diego County.

What San Diegans Want In A New Police Chief

What San Diegans Want In A New Police Chief

Nov. 16
By City News Service, Tom Fudge

The next San Diego police chief should be compassionate and fair or should be a "cop's cop," depending who you ask.

SeaWorld Has Another Disappointing Balance Sheet

SeaWorld Has Another Disappointing Balance Sheet

Nov. 8
By Tom Fudge

SeaWorld Entertainment just shared some bad news with their investors. Both attendance and revenue were down in the third quarter of this year.

Short-Term Rentals Could Worsen San Diego Housing Crisis

Short-Term Rentals Could Worsen San Diego Housing Crisis

Oct. 9
By Tom Fudge

A San Diego economist says city policy must protect the housing supply for people who live here.

San Diego Sidewalk Policy ‘Needs Additional Analysis’

San Diego Sidewalk Policy ‘Needs Additional Analysis’

Oct. 4
By Tom Fudge

San Diego City Council Rules Committee says a new policy aimed at fixing broken sidewalks is not ready to be sent on to the city council.

San Diego's Driverless Car Tests Get People Thinking

San Diego's Driverless Car Tests Get People Thinking

Sept. 28
By Tom Fudge

San Diego County and Chula Vista prepare to become a testing grounds for automated vehicles. Meanwhile, academics and urban planners try to imagine a world where cars drive themselves.

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.

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