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Senior Editor & Morning Anchor - Contributor through March 2010
Alan was with KPBS since 2006. His return to San Diego was a homecoming, of sorts. Alan began his news radio career in San Diego in the 1970s, producing business and financial coverage at KSDO. He went on to work as a news anchor, reporter and talk radio host in both Seattle and San Francisco. Prior to his work at KPBS, Alan most recently spent seven years producing an award-winning morning radio news program in the Bay Area.
He’s won regional awards for his work in San Francisco and Seattle, including honors for breaking news coverage of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens and the events of 9/11. Alan is a member of Public Radio News Directors Inc. and the Radio Television News Directors’ Association.
Alan’s interests include medicine, the environment, music, politics, scrabble and handball (though not always in that order).
Recent Stories by Alan Ray
The San Diego State men's basketball team beat a nationally-ranked opponent this weekend. Joining us on Morning Edition is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
As if Mardi Gras isn't enough, New Orleans now gets to celebrate its first N-F-L title. Joining us on Morning Edition LIVE FROM MIAMI is North County Times sports columnist Jay Paris.
Human genome mapping expert Craig Venter sails the world's oceans to discover an abundance of genetic diversity.
As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan push on, we'll hear from Army General H.R. McMaster about the moral and psychological preparations for combat.
The United States Supreme Court recently made a ruling that could have a major impact on the nation's campaign finance laws. These Days legal analyst Dan Eaton join us today to explain the court's decision, and how it could impact elections in the future.
What's the role of a city's downtown? We'll look at the evolving nature of downtown San Diego and what role the government plays in shaping it.
The California governor's race is now a little less crowded. We're joined on Morning Edition of nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
The third nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to be assigned San Diego as its home port has left the east coast.
- Nov. 13, 2009
- By Alan Ray
Next June San Diego voters may get to decide whether to impose term limits on our County Supervisors. The Service Employees International Union gathered the necessary signatures to put a measure on the June 2010 ballot. They say that County Supervisors are out of touch with the citizenry. Is this a matter of a strong local union flexing its muscle?
For thousands of military veterans returning to San Diego, a new journey is beginning -- often without a safety net. Are U.S. service men and women getting the mental health care they need to return to civilian life? How much responsibility should the U.S. military have to provide ongoing support to its veterans?