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Brooke Ruth

News Producer, KPBS Midday Edition

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Brooke Ruth is a producer for KPBS Midday Edition. She previously served as a web producer at KPBS.

Before joining KPBS, Brooke was a web editor for four newspapers and a local television station. She began her career in news at the Imperial Valley Press. She has also been part of the web teams at the Napa Valley Register, North County Times, and U-T San Diego. While pursuing her undergraduate degree at UCLA in psychology, she worked on the student newspaper, the Daily Bruin.

Recent Stories by Brooke Ruth

Student Roger Revelle hangs a Nansen bottle to ...

History Of Scripps Institution Of Oceanography Showcased In New Book

July 28
By Brooke Ruth, Emilyn Mohebbi, Jade Hindmon

The book is part of a series of books on the history of local places. It's called “Images of America: Scripps Institution of Oceanography.”

The now-defunct San Onofre Nuclear Power Statio...

Rep. Levin Forms Nuclear Waste Caucus

July 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego North County Congressman Mike Levin has announced the formation of a bipartisan congressional caucus to explore solutions to the spent nuclear waste problem.

A home is listed for sale in the San Carlos nei...

Median San Diego Home Price Hits New Record: $750,000

July 21
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

An extremely low inventory of homes for sale and low mortgage rates are two big factors driving prices up, but so is migration from buyers moving to San Diego from even higher-priced housing markets in California.

The exterior of the San Diego Museum of Art in ...

Former Museum Attendant Talks About Why She Is Suing The San Diego Museum Of Art

July 20
By Brooke Ruth, Cristina Kim

“I froze because I just wasn't, you know, like you don't expect to be inappropriately touched at your job,” Zelina Gaytan told KPBS Midday Edition through tears.

The San Diego Police Department headquarters is...

Measure B Author Applauds Proposal To Get Outside Legal Counsel

July 19
By Brooke Ruth, Cristina Kim

The San Diego City Attorney is proposing using outside legal counsel to help draft an updated ordinance that will create the city’s Commission on Police Practices.

In this March 1, 2017, file photo, Fitbit's new...

Scripps Study: COVID Impacts Lasting Average Of 2-3 Months

July 7
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Scientists are using data from Apple Watches and Fitbits to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the body.

Ladale Hayes plants a tree in Watts, part of a ...

The Need For Shade Trees On A Warming Planet

June 29
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new article in National Geographic outlines both the necessity of shade for a warming planet and the unequal distribution of shady, tree-lined streets in our cities, including in San Diego.

Andrew Picard looks at his computer during a vi...

Pandemic Expected To Bring Increase In Remote Work, But Not Huge Shift

June 28
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Forty percent of companies say they will offer remote work to at least one of their employees, one day per week. Prior to the pandemic that was 27%.

Homeless tents are shown lined up downtown Dieg...

San Diego City, County Team Up On Latest Homeless Initiative

June 24
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The first phase of the effort, which launches on Monday, includes outreach to those living on the street and the reopening of some city-funded shelter beds closed during the pandemic.

San Diego's Lincoln High School is pictured in ...

Lincoln High School Now Has Two Principals

June 10
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon

Lincoln High School has been the center of much back and forth between a city of San Diego councilmember and a San Diego County School District board member. One of the topics of debate — leadership turnover at the southeastern San Diego school.

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