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Hilary Andrews

Contributor through January 2014

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Hilary Andrews has worked for KPBS since 2009 as a student producer and call screener for "Midday Edition," a production assistant for San Diego Week, and a newsroom assistant.

Hilary currently attends San Diego State University where she is pursuing Bachelor of Science in zoology and TV & film production. She hopes to eventually earn a PhD in ecology and go on to make wildlife documentaries as a video journalist and field researcher.

Hilary is a San Diego native and alumni of Patrick Henry High School. She is currently a member of the academic honor societies Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key International, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Eta Sigma.

Outside of work, Hilary enjoys going out on bat surveys throughout Southern California with the San Diego Natural History Museum, photography, taxidermy, making short films and documentaries, and riding her vespa.

Recent Stories by Hilary Andrews

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'El Henry' Gives Shakespeare A 'Mad Max' Spin

June 20, 2014
By Beth Accomando, Hilary Andrews, Nicholas McVicker

Shakespeare goes "Mad Max" as part of the La Jolla Playhouse/San Diego Rep Without Walls site-specific program. Go to the post-apocalyptic San Diego of “El Henry” (running through June 29 at SILO in Makers Quarter).

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Rants And Raves: Scream Zone

Oct. 4, 2013
By Beth Accomando, Hilary Andrews

Last year Halloween sales reached a record-setting $8 billion, making it the second-largest commercial holiday, topped only by Christmas. This also means opportunities for seasonal jobs. I'll take you out to one business for an afternoon of job interviews. I highly recommend listening to this piece.

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Weekend Preview: Bike the Boulevard, Kinetic Art, Carlsbad Music Fest And Barrio Art Jam

Sept. 19, 2013
By Hilary Andrews, Maureen Cavanaugh

Music, bikes and a dash of wonderfully bizarre art — it's all what's in store for this weekend.

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Weekend Preview: Latin Food Fest, Butcher Dinner, Picasso & San Diego Music Thing

Sept. 11, 2013
By Hilary Andrews, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

From festivals to music and art, here's a look at what's happening around San Diego County this weekend.

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Councilmembers Focus On Strengthening Border Relations

Aug. 7, 2013
By Hilary Andrews

San Diego City Council President Todd Gloria, elected officials and business leaders met in Tijuana Wednesday with Mexico leaders in an overall effort to maintain their binational relationship.

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San Diego's Food Network Star Stacey Poon-Kinney

May 30, 2013
By Beth Accomando, Hilary Andrews, Katie Schoolov

Running The Trails Eatery is tough work but being a finalist in a reality TV show can be even more challenging. Stacey Poon-Kinney prepares for her Sunday debut as one of 12 finalists for Food Network Star.

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Dr. Entomo's Palace Of Exotic Wonders Now Open

March 1, 2013
By Beth Accomando, Hilary Andrews, Katie Schoolov

TheNAT just opened a new bug exhibit called Dr. Entomo's Palace of Exotic Wonders and it may not be what you expect to find in a museum setting. I'll take you up close and personal with some creepy crawlers. Watch the video.

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Behind The Scenes At The Nat

July 25, 2012
By Beth Accomando, Christopher Maue, Hilary Andrews

Most people have been to a museum to marvel at fossils and diorama. But not many people get a backstage tour to see the work that goes on behind the scenes. KPBS arts reporter Beth Accomando talks with one of the curators at the San Diego Natural History Museum about the work we don't see. Check out the video.

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Step Into Spring Gardening By Starting Seeds

March 6, 2012
By Hilary Andrews, Maureen Cavanaugh

Spring gardening tips from garden expert Nan Sterman, followed by a live chat at 1 p.m.

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Behind The Scenes: 'Moby-Dick'

Feb. 17, 2012
By Beth Accomando, Hilary Andrews, Nicholas McVicker

The opera "Moby Dick" kicks off it's west coast premiere on February 18. I went backstage to talk with UCSD and Sledgehammer alumni Robert Brill to find out how one brings a whaling ship into the San Diego Civic Theater.

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