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Tom Fudge

News Editor

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A journalist with 30 years of experience, Tom joined KPBS in 1998 to cover San Diego issues related to growth, transportation, and development. In September of 1999, Tom became host of These Days (now KPBS Midday Edition) where he served for nearly a decade. Now a news editor, Tom oversees the station’s drive-time radio news content, heard during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

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

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Report: Racial Segregation Is Lower In Cities Like San Diego

May 28
By Tom Fudge

San Diego is on the low end of the racial segregation scale among American cities because it grew quickly in recent decades.

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Report: San Diego Housing Pinch Linked To Redevelopment Loss

May 21
By Tom Fudge

A study says the loss of state-approved redevelopment funding was a major cause of San Diego's housing and homelessness crisis.

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Monday Is California's Voter Registration Deadline

May 21
By Tom Fudge

Monday is the deadline for anyone who is not registered to vote in California, but wants to vote in the June primary.

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Chula Vista Moves Into The Marijuana Business

March 1
By Tom Fudge

The Chula Vista City Council votes to allow sales and cultivation of recreational pot, as long as voters allow it to be taxed.

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San Diego Symphony Names Rafael Payare Its New Musical Director

Feb. 13
By Tom Fudge

Thirty-seven year old Venezuelan Rafael Payare will replace Jahja Ling as musical director of the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

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San Diego Pursues Drought-Proof Water Supply

Feb. 13
By Tom Fudge

Following a record dry June-to-December, San Diego water officials still say the region has plenty of water.

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Festival Celebrates Fermented Food And Drinks

Feb. 8
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

The 4th annual Fermented Food Festival takes place Sunday in Encinitas. UC San Diego biologist Rob Knight will deliver the keynote and discuss the links between fermented food and gut health.

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UC San Diego Conference Aims To 'Rethink The War On Drugs'

Feb. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Tom Fudge

Drugs have claimed hundreds of thousands of lives on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border in the last decade.

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USS Portland Arrives Monday In Home Port San Diego

Jan. 22
By Tom Fudge

The Navy's new ship joins an existing fleet of five transport dock ships in San Diego.

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Gondolas In San Diego Have Powerful Backer But Still No Liftoff

Dec. 18, 2017
By Tom Fudge

Supporters say mass transit gondolas are affordable and have a light touch on the urban landscape. So why hasn’t San Diego built any?

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