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Kitty Alvarado

General Assignment Reporter

Kitty Alvarado is a general assignment reporter at KPBS. Kitty is a Southern California native who has covered some of the Southland's biggest news stories including wildfires, drought, earthquakes and the pandemic. In her 16 years as a reporter, Kitty has worked for a local paper in Fallbrook and TV news stations KZSW in Temecula, Current TV in Culver City, and NBC Palm Springs.

She's a first-generation Mexican American and is fluent in Spanish. Kitty's husband and two sons are first responders, giving her a unique perspective and insight into fire and crisis coverage.

Kitty says she puts her heart into every story she's entrusted to tell and is excited to be a part of the KPBS News team and is honored to serve the people who live and work in San Diego County.

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