News Producer, KPBS Midday Edition
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
Rebecca Jade is a winner of multiple San Diego Music Awards, a jazz soloist, performs in her own band, Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact, and is a backup singer for Sheila E. We asked her to reflect on her influences, and she told us about her childhood with a jazz singer for a mother, the songs that made her fall in love with music, and the artists that shaped her style.
In San Diego County, Black women are three times more likely to die due to pregnancy or delivery complications — so are Black infants. Black babies are also 60% more likely to be born prematurely.
Academic, author and photographer Caitlin O’ Connell is out with a new book that explores this. It’s called “Wild Rituals: 10 Lessons Animals Can Teach Us About Connection, Community, and Ourselves.”
The San Diego Union-Tribune analyzed data that show that San Diegans of Latino, Black and Asian descent are being vaccinated at lower rates than their white counterparts.
San Diego jazz saxophonist Charles McPherson, now in his 80s, is still performing and recently released new work. Get to know the works that shaped him and continue to drive his music.
The goal is to vaccinate 1.8 million people in San Diego County by July 1. That’s about 70% of the region’s population over age 16. So, what does the county need to do to reach that goal?
Scripps Research announced success in the first clinical trial of a new approach against HIV — one that involves vaccines that boost the body's ability to produce antibodies.
The plan will be laid out in the environmental justice section of the city’s general plan and include which communities within the city will be prioritized.
Women seem to have borne the brunt of the economic impact of COVID-19, something that may continue to affect their careers and lives for years to come.
According to the report, La Mesa police officers lacked training, communication, leadership and policies that would have likely deescalated the situation.