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Gina Diamante

News Editor

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Gina Diamante came to KPBS in 2011 to launch KPBS Evening Edition. She has managed the newsroom’s participation in collaborative efforts with other public media outlets, including the Local Journalism Center Video Project and the Global Nation Education Project. In 2015, Gina was awarded an Emmy by the Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for producing the KPBS news special “Remembering The Fall Of Saigon.” Her work has also been recognized by the San Diego Press Club, the San Diego League of Women Voters, San Diego Radio Broadcasters Association, and the Associated Press Radio-Television Association.

Prior to joining KPBS, Gina served as news director and Morning Edition host at KVCR-FM, the NPR member station in San Bernardino. Gina has also been a writer, reporter, anchor, producer and news director at stations in Monterey, San Diego, Ventura County, Los Angeles, and Temecula. She is a graduate of the School of Journalism at San Jose State University.

Recent Stories by Gina Diamante

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Why San Diego Lagged Behind All California Counties In Reporting Election Results

Nov. 7, 2018
By City News Service, Gina Diamante

While every other county in California reported election results in 100 percent of precincts by early Wednesday morning, San Diego County lagged behind by hours.

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San Diegans Sign Postcards For The President

March 15, 2017
By Gina Diamante, Tarryn Mento

Nearly 100 San Diegans turned out for a postcard writing event on Wednesday to pen their thoughts and mail them to the White House. It was part of a national effort to send millions of messages to the president on the same day

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San Diego Congressional Reps Hold Town Halls

March 11, 2017
By Alison St John, Gina Diamante, Kenny Goldberg

Republicans Darrell Issa and Duncan Hunter, and Democrat Susan Davis, all held town hall meetings on Saturday.

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Initial OK Given To $1M Settlement In Border Death Case

March 2, 2017
By Associated Press, Gina Diamante

Anastasio Hernandez Rojas died in 2010, after border agents shot him multiple times with a Taser.

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Issa Repeats Call For Independent Review On Possible Russian Ties To Trump

Feb. 27, 2017
By Associated Press, Gina Diamante

The North County Republican first made the call in an appearance on "Real Time With Bill Maher," suggesting the special prosecutor statute could apply. In a new statement Monday, he said he recommended an independent review, but did not use the term "special prosecutor."

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New Justice System Rolling Out In Mexico

June 16, 2016
By Gina Diamante, Jean Guerrero

Oral trials — similar to those in the U.S. — are expected to make Mexico's justice system more transparent.

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Border Agents Uncover Third Tunnel In El Centro Sector In A Year

April 15, 2016
By Gina Diamante

The 142-foot long tunnel was discovered by a Border Patrol agent on routine patrol.

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San Diego Port Commissioners Consider Brigantine For Waterfront Spot

Nov. 13, 2015
By Gina Diamante

The Brigantine has proposed a two-story restaurant complex to replace longtime tenant Anthony's Fish Grotto on the San Diego waterfront.

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San Diego Attorney Seeks U.N.'s Help To Free Convicted Killer

Oct. 14, 2015
By Gina Diamante, Hoa Quach, Maureen Cavanaugh, Neiko Will

In an unusual and last-ditch effort to exonerate a woman in a 1992 gang murder, a San Diego attorney has filed an appeal with the United Nations.

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No Action On Calexico Police Chief's Contract

July 22, 2015
By Gina Diamante

The Calexico City Council voted to take interim Chief Michael Bostic's contract off the agenda Tuesday night. Bostic has said he is trying to clean up the Calexico Police Department.

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