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Christopher Underwood

Web Producer

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 stations website and mobile app.

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

Recent Stories by Christopher Underwood

San Diego State University police prepare to di...

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

Nov. 12
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.

A map showing the location of the Miller Fire i...

Brush Fire in Valley Center Prompts Evacuations

Oct. 25
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.

A fire truck drives down a dirt road during the...

Cal Fire Crews Tackle Ramona Fire

Oct. 25
By Christopher Underwood, Shalina Chatlani

Cal Fire is on the scene of a brush fire in Ramona. Officials have issued evacuation orders for surrounding areas.

Smoke rises from a brush fire in the Talmadge a...

Evacuations Lifted For Fairmount Fire In Talmadge

Oct. 15
By Alexander Nguyen, Christopher Underwood

Evacuations were lifted around 3:25 p.m. but access to the area was still limited because of the fire trucks in the area, fire officials said.

This undated image shows a map of communities i...

SDG&E Warns Of Possible Outages To Prevent Wildfires In Dry, Gusty Weather

Oct. 9
By Christopher Underwood, Shalina Chatlani

San Diego Gas & Electric announced this week that the utility may shut off power in certain parts of San Diego County due to forecasted weather conditions that could pose a danger to power lines and increase the risk of wildfires.

Anti-Trump protesters inflate the baby Trump ba...

President Trump Visits San Diego, Border Wall Near Tijuana

Sept. 18
By Christopher Underwood, Max Rivlin-Nadler

Protesters and supporters of President Donald Trump gathered downtown Wednesday near the U.S. Grant Hotel where the president held a fundraising luncheon for his 2020 reelection campaign.

The Women's Resource Center and Pride Center at...

On Move-In Day, White Nationalist Material Found Posted On SDSU Campus

Aug. 22
By Christopher Underwood

The university says the material was posted at some point Wednesday night or Thursday morning at several locations on campus, including the Women’s Resource Center and Pride Center.

Police tape blocks off a section of beach in En...

Can You Help KPBS Cover Climate Change?

Aug. 14
By Christopher Underwood

KPBS is joining more than 60 other news organizations in a project aimed at increasing understanding of climate change.

Margaret Hunter, wife of Rep. Duncan Hunter, ex...

Judge Asked To Reschedule Sentencing Of Rep. Duncan Hunter’s Wife In Campaign Finance Case

Aug. 6
By Alexander Nguyen, Christopher Underwood

Federal prosecutors and lawyers representing Margaret Hunter, who is set to testify against her husband, asked the court Tuesday to change her sentencing hearing date for from September to December.

U.S. Navy Sea, Air, and Land Team Members condu...

San Diego-Based SEAL Platoon Pulled Out Of Iraq Over Disciplinary Issues

July 25
By Alexander Nguyen, Christopher Underwood

A Navy SEAL platoon based in San Diego was ordered home early from a deployment in Iraq over disciplinary issues, according to officials.

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