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Anica Colbert

Gloria Penner Fellow & Assistant Producer

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Anica Colbert is the Gloria Penner Fellow Intern, working as an assistant producer for KPBS Evening Edition. Anica also aides in producing the daily podcast, San Diego News Matters and getting KPBS content to the NPR One app for local audio on demand. She has been working for KPBS as a radio technical director since 2016.

Previously, she worked at WGCU in Fort Myers, Florida, as a TV master control operator and TV production assistant. She moved to San Diego in 2015 to work for KFMB Channel 8 as a broadcast engineer. She later worked for iHeartmedia’s KOGO 600 AM as a technical director, and part-time producer for the KOGO Evening News Hour.

Anica majored in journalism at Florida Gulf Coast University in her hometown of Fort Myers. She also interned with ESPN 3’s TV production of live college basketball for the FGCU’s Eagles.

Recent Stories by Anica Colbert

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Sexism In San Diego’s Craft Brew Scene

May 21
By Anica Colbert

San Diego’s craft brew industry responds after an Instagram page about sexism in the industry goes viral.

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TwitchCon Returns To San Diego Convention Center This Weekend

Sept. 26, 2019
By Anica Colbert

TwitchCon returns to San Diego bringing million dollar gaming tournaments, cosplay, and timely panel discussions.

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Business Report: Trump Says He'll Revoke California's Auto Emission Standards

Sept. 23, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Bennett Lacy

This week in business: Trump says he will revoke California’s right to set vehicle emission standards, an attack on a Saudi oil field shocks global gas prices, and SeaWorld’s CEO is stepping down.

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UCSD Extension Tests New Way To Pay For School

July 30, 2019
By Anica Colbert

The pilot program for Income Share Agreements is an alternative way to help students finance college.

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Alpine Animal Rescue Raising Awareness About Big Cats

June 11, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Lions Tigers & Bears big cat animal rescue takes in exotic animals unsuited for zoo conservation programs, and they’re calling for public awareness and support about exotic big cats.

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Teaching Refugees, Instant Smoothies Garner Top Awards At Innovation Challenge

May 10, 2019
By Anica Colbert

In what was like a sustainable version of "Shark Tank," USD students pitched business ideas that address societal or environmental issues facing the world today.

Traders Michael Urkonis, left, and Gregory Rowe...

Business Report: S&P 500 And NASDAQ Break Records On Closings

April 26, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

"Avengers: Endgame" is expected to smash the box office this weekend, Samsung's foldable phone blunders, and there have been record-breaking closings this week on Wall Street.

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Business Report: Live Nation Buys North Park Observatory

April 22, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

Music promoters Live Nation buys the Observatory In North Park, Lyft is using San Diego Airport travelers to test a new app feature, and Apple and Qualcomm have settled their patent licensing dispute.

Graduating seniors who are part of the Blue Hea...

San Diego Mentorship Program Helps Boys Go To College

April 11, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

The Blue Heart Foundation celebrated its graduating seniors as part of its mission to help underserved youth make it into college.

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'Lost Boy' Shares Refugee Experience And New Life In San Diego

April 8, 2019
By Anica Colbert, Ebone Monet

One of the "Lost Boys of Sudan" resettled in the San Diego City Heights neighborhood and shares his story in a new book, which he co-authored with his mentor.

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Research Vessel That's Sailed The World Calls On San Diego Ahead Of Major Expedition

Sept. 19, 2019
By Shalina Chatlani

The ship is likely going to leave port this weekend, and it's headed for the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, heading into cour...

Duncan Hunter Corruption Trial Pushed Back Till Late January

Oct. 7, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Matt Hoffman

A federal judge on Monday pushed Republican Congressman Duncan Hunter's corruption trial further back in January.

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Longer Wildfire Season Could Mean Extended Academic Year For Some San Diego Schools

Oct. 30, 2019
By Joe Hong

As wildfire-related closures become more common, one superintendent expressed concern that the district may not meet state requirements for the minimum number of school days.