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Natalie Walsh

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As executive producer of news, Natalie oversees our local news programming and operations, including Midday Edition on radio, Evening Edition on TV, The Roundtable on radio and TV, as well as local news in Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and special projects like our election coverage.

Natalie has been with KPBS since 1993. She launched the station's first nightly news program Full Focus, was senior producer of the long-running daily radio talk show These Days.

Natalie earned a master’s degree in communications from San Diego State University, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Cincinnati. Natalie lives with her husband and daughter in San Diego and enjoys gardening and traveling.

Recent Stories by Natalie Walsh

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Roundtable: Democracy In Crisis?

Sept. 25, 2020
By Mark Sauer, Natalie Walsh

President Trump's comments that he will not commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the election raises alarms, a man dies after contracting COVID-19 while in federal jail in downtown San Diego, and the fallout continues over San Diego's disastrous purchase of 101 Ash Street building.

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Roundtable: A Look Back At The Top Stories Of 2018

Dec. 28, 2018
By Mark Sauer, Natalie Walsh

As the year comes to a close, we recap the biggest stories of year, from the midterm elections to climate change to migrants at the border.

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Roundtable: Trial Date For Rep. Hunter Set For September

Dec. 7, 2018
By Mark Sauer, Natalie Walsh

Indicted San Diego Congressman Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, will have his day in court next September, San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez reflects on eight years at city hall, and the local cruise ship business is making a comeback.

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How San Diego's Redistricting Map Could Shortchange Democrats

Feb. 23, 2016
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Natalie Walsh

Despite the city having more registered Democrats than Republicans, Republicans may get a majority on the San Diego City Council.

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A Look At San Diego's Fiscal Health After The Great Recession

Nov. 12, 2014
By Alison St John, Natalie Walsh, Peggy Pico

San Diego's economy is expected to exceed $200 billion in GDP in 2014. A new report looks at how San Diego navigated fiscal challenges in the years following the Great Recession.

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Mission Trails Campgrounds Reopen After Budget Cuts Restored

June 13, 2014
By Natalie Walsh, Peggy Pico

After being closed for nearly three years, San Diego city leaders celebrate the reopening of Kumeyaay Lake Campgrounds at Mission Trails Regional Park.

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Roundtable: Race For San Diego County District Attorney

May 9, 2014
By City News Service, Mark Sauer, Natalie Walsh, Pat Finn

On a special edition of The Roundtable, the candidates for San Diego County district attorney talk about prison realignment, the death penalty and other issues facing that office.

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Roundtable: Wind & Fire; Minimum Wage; Sterling Racism

May 2, 2014
By Mark Sauer, Natalie Walsh, Neiko Will, Pat Finn

The marine layer disappeared this week, and suddenly May seemed like your typical October. Donald Sterling was outed as a racist by TMZ, and banned for life by the NBA. Dueling minimum-wage proposals will duke it out, unless they won't.

2014 Rings In New Laws For California

Dec. 31, 2013
By Marissa Cabrera, Natalie Walsh, Peggy Pico, Tom Fudge

The first of the year is a handy date for putting new laws into effect. So on Jan. 1, expect changes in a range of areas from voice-activated texting while driving to gun sales to financial literacy for school children.

San Diego Small Businesses Are Banking On Saturday Shoppers

Nov. 27, 2013
By Alison St John, Natalie Walsh, Peggy Pico

The Saturday after Thanksgiving is designated Small Business Saturday, a day created by American Express to encourage shoppers to buy local. In San Diego, many businesses are hoping shoppers will spend money at their stores.

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