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Christopher Underwood

Web Producer

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Christopher Underwood is a web producer for KPBS.

Prior to joining KPBS, Chris worked for KFMB for two years as their digital editor. In that role, he was responsible for covering breaking news online, writing web stories, copy editing and managing the station's website and mobile app.

Chris holds a B.A. in radio and television broadcasting from San Francisco State University.

Recent Stories by Christopher Underwood

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COVID-19 In San Diego: Mapping Cases By ZIP Code

April 6
By Christopher Underwood

See the breakdown of coronavirus cases by neighborhood.

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Common Coronavirus Questions, Answered

March 16
By Christopher Underwood

The coronavirus, or COVID-19, has spread to more than 100 countries and is now considered a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.

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Coronavirus School Closures In San Diego County In One Simple Chart

March 13
By Christopher Underwood

The San Diego Unified School District will be closing schools starting Monday, March 16 in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19, school officials announced Friday.

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California Primary Election 2020: Where Do Candidates Stand On The Issues?

Feb. 26
By Christopher Underwood

We asked state, county and citywide candidates running for public office this year where they stand on some of the most contentious issues ranging from immigration to student debt and universal healthcare.

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Coronavirus Patients Doing OK At UCSD Health, More Suspected Cases Expected

Feb. 14
By Alexander Nguyen, Christopher Underwood

While there are just two patients at UC San Diego Medical Center who’ve tested positive for COVID-19, the hospital is evaluating another patient with symptoms of the coronavirus and is expecting more to come, an official said Thursday.

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Election 2020: How To Use The KPBS Voter Guide

Feb. 12
By Christopher Underwood

With mail ballots already in the hands of registered voters and the March primary right around the corner, it's time for you, the San Diego voter, to get up-to date on the upcoming 2020 elections.

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CDC Mistakenly Clears San Diego Patient With Coronavirus After Botched Test

Feb. 11
By Alexander Nguyen, Christopher Underwood, Matt Hoffman

An error in the testing process by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention led to the mistaken release of a patient infected with the coronavirus from a San Diego hospital back to a quarantine facility at MCAS Miramar.

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Hunter Pleads Guilty To Misusing Campaign Money

Dec. 3, 2019
By Christopher Underwood

The Republican congressman pleaded to one count of misuse of campaign funds as part of a deal with federal prosecutors.

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Power Restored In Mid-City After Bird Strikes Substation, Causing Widespread Outage

Nov. 12, 2019
By Alexander Nguyen, Christopher Underwood

Power was restored to customers Tuesday night after a bird struck a substation in City Heights causing an outage that hit most of Mid-City and the College area, according to San Diego Gas & Electric.

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Brush Fire in Valley Center Prompts Evacuations

Oct. 25, 2019
By Christopher Underwood, City News Service, Shalina Chatlani

The fire ignited early this afternoon and has burned at least one home, according to Cal Fire.

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