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Brooke Ruth

Senior Producer, Radio News

Brooke Ruth is the senior producer for KPBS Radio News. She previously served as a producer for KPBS Midday Edition and a web producer. 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.

  • San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria gave a status report Thursday, on the city's efforts against fentanyl. In other news, nine months after the San Diego International Airport abruptly removed a public art piece, the work is resurfacing at a nonprofit art gallery in Logan Heights. Plus, our KPBS arts editor and producer has details on holiday events happening in San Diego County.
  • San Diego County supervisors on Tuesday voted to spend another $3 million to help migrants and asylum seekers. In other news, the San Diego Housing Commission is getting a new CEO, after searching for a new leader for almost two years. Plus, a profile of a local man who calls himself an ethical hacker.
  • A proposed ballot initiative could make it easier to prosecute overdose deaths as homicides. In other news, San Diego County will not be implementing a new law next month that expands who can be involuntarily treated for substance abuse disorders. Plus, we learn about Kumeyaay culture and how it’s being preserved.
  • KPBS Midday Edition
    Kumeyaay Community College is one of three tribal colleges in California. Teaching Kumeyaay history and language is priority for the college. Plus, we follow up on San Diego State's efforts to serve Native students on campus.
  • Faculty working with the California State University system are on strike this week. In other news, some of the concrete benches at Swami’s Beach in Encinitas are now back, after the city removed them more than two weeks ago, for what it says was routine maintenance. Plus, the San Diego Air and Space Museum is home to airplanes of all sorts, but now, it’s also where you’ll find a very special vehicle that never leaves the ground.
  • KPBS Midday Edition
    On Thursday, California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom faced off against Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis in a prime-time debate. KPBS Midday Edition discusses the potential impact of the debate on the presidential election.