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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

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.

Higher Voter Approval May Be Required For Chargers Stadium Plan

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The California Supreme Court is reviewing an appellate court ruling that said tax hikes from initiatives need just a simple majority for approval.

House Republicans Fight Insurance Expansion For California Immigrants

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Rep. Darrell Issa and others are asking the White House to deny California's request to allow immigrants here illegally access to Covered California.

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus To Address UC San Diego Graduates

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He won a Nobel Peace Prize for starting a bank in Bangladesh that loans money to financially disadvantaged people. His advice to this year's college graduates? Don't just submit to the world they've inherited.

‘Rebuild San Diego’ Proposition Wins

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Rebuild San Diego — or Proposition H, as it's called on Tuesday's ballot — seeks to reverse the trend of city infrastructure falling apart.

Is Proposition H Enough To Fix San Diego's Infrastructure?

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The ballot measure would reserve funds for construction and repair in San Diego without raising taxes.

Report Shows Enrollment Declines Continue At Catholic Schools

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At a meeting in San Diego, the National Catholic Educational Association delivered the report that shows a 1.2 percent decrease in Catholic school enrollment.

San Diego Orchid Growers Harvest Passion And Memories

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Orchid enthusiasts tell their stories as their society looks back on 70 years of cultivating a magnificent plant.

San Diego County Orchid Society Celebrates 70th Birthday With Annual Show

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The San Diego County Orchid Society kicked off its 70th annual show on Friday with plant judging. The event at the Scottish Rite Center in Mission Valley continues through Sunday.

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