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Kenny Goldberg

Health Reporter - Contributor through April 2018

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Kenny Goldberg covered health for KPBS, where he reported on a wide range of health-related topics.

His radio and television work garnered three Golden Mike awards, Best in Show from the Society of Professional Journalists, and numerous other honors. He has also been awarded fellowships from the New York Times Foundation and the National Press Foundation.

In addition to his work for KPBS, Kenny was a frequent contributor to the California Report, heard on public radio stations throughout California.

A Seattle native, Kenny graduated from the University of Washington, and began his broadcasting career in the news departments of KOGO and KSDO in San Diego.

In his spare time, Kenny loves to practice tai chi, hike, and travel with his wife, Angela.

Recent Stories by Kenny Goldberg

UC San Diego postdoctoral fellow Armen Ghariban...

UC San Diego Bio-Engineers Develop Wearable Device To Monitor Stomach Activity

April 17, 2018
By Kenny Goldberg

A pair of bioengineers at UC San Diego has come up with a wearable device that could provide some insight into digestive problems.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra in a...

California Files Motion To Intervene In Lawsuit Challenging Legality Of Obamacare

April 10, 2018
By Kenny Goldberg

California and 15 other states have filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit that claims Obamacare is unconstitutional.

A patient without medical insurance gets free d...

Access To Care For Denti-Cal Patients Remains Challenging

April 5, 2018
By Kenny Goldberg

Despite recent improvements to the Denti-Cal program, the number of participating dentists has declined.

The Gold Family Health Center, which will open ...

Poway's First Community Clinic To Open Later This Month

April 2, 2018
By Kenny Goldberg

The first community clinic in Poway will soon open its doors.

Dr. Leonid Basovich, left, examines Medi-Cal pa...

Federal Audit Finds State Enrolled Thousands Of People In Medi-Cal Program Who Were Ineligible

March 28, 2018
By Kenny Goldberg

A federal audit reveals the state mistakenly enrolled an estimated 450,000 people in the Medi-Cal program.

A variety of e-cigarettes, July 7, 2015.

UC San Diego Study Finds Link Between E-Cigarette Ads And Cigarette Smoking

March 27, 2018
By Kenny Goldberg

New research from UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center suggests e-cigarette ads may actually prompt people to try regular cigarettes.

The emergency entrance to a hospital in San Die...

Survey: Large Number Of People Forgoing Medical Care Because Of Costs

March 27, 2018
By Kenny Goldberg

A new survey reveals a large number of Americans didn't go to a doctor when they were sick or injured last year because of cost.

A semi-automatic hand gun is displayed with a 1...

Poll: Vast Majority Of Californians Support Stricter Gun Laws

March 22, 2018
By Kenny Goldberg

A new poll from the Public Policy Institute of California reveals 70 percent of likely voters support stronger gun laws.

Dr. Daniel Anderson visits with colorectal canc...

San Diego's Medical Community Pushes Colorectal Cancer Screening

March 21, 2018
By Kenny Goldberg

The effort to get more people screened for colorectal cancer is starting to have positive results in San Diego.

Marlboro cigarettes are shown on display at a l...

FDA Proposal To Slash Nicotine In Cigarettes Could Have Big Impact In California

March 19, 2018
By Kenny Goldberg

Smoking-related deaths will likely decline in California if a Food and Drug Administration proposal to cut nicotine in cigarettes is enacted.

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