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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

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.

San Diego Author Alex Montoya: Changing Your Mindset Changes Your Outlook

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San Diego resident Alex Montoya is a triple amputee, but he hasn't let that challenge get in the way of achieving his dreams. His third book is called "See The Good."

Convoy District Looks To San Diego's Little Italy For Inspiration

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A neighborhood in Kearny Mesa known for its Asian restaurants and shops wants a makeover to become a vibrant urban community for visitors and eventually for residents.

‘What The F’: UC San Diego Professor On Why People Swear

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Linguist and cognitive expert Benjamin Bergen breaks down profanity into four categories: religious, sexual, bodily functions and slurs. His new book is titled “What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains, and Ourselves.”

Mt. Soledad Cross Dispute Ends Quietly In Settlement

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After more than 25 years of legal battles over the cross on top of Mt. Soledad, the dispute has quietly ended in a settlement.

The Founding Fathers' History Of Trashing The Poor

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While slavery and racial prejudice were an obvious part of early American life, a new book argues that people who were poor and white were also seen as "subhuman" by some of the Founding Fathers.

Scientists Say Climate Change Damaging National Parks

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As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, officials are warning that climate change's impacts are threatening the future of national parks across the country.

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