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Tom Fudge

News Editor

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A journalist with 30 years of experience, Tom joined KPBS in 1998 to cover San Diego issues related to growth, transportation, and development. In September of 1999, Tom became host of These Days (now KPBS Midday Edition) where he served for nearly a decade. Now a news editor, Tom oversees the station’s drive-time radio news content, heard during Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Tom began his broadcasting career in 1988 at WSUI Radio in Iowa City as a reporter and newscaster. He then spent five years at Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) where he worked as a reporter. Following his departure from MPR, Tom was a freelance journalist, working for Twin Cities Public Television, WCCO Radio, and a variety of regional and national newspapers and magazines.

He has received recognition for his outstanding work in hosting and public affairs reporting from the Unity Awards, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, and the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Recent Stories by Tom Fudge

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CPUC Sets Exit Fee, Paves Way For CCA In San Diego

Oct. 12
By Brooke Ruth, Tom Fudge

The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday established a set of so-called exit fees for energy users, when they stop being customers of SDG&E and other utilities.

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Teen Pregnancy Rates Fall Dramatically In San Diego And Imperial Valley

Oct. 1
By Tom Fudge

San Diego and Imperial Counties are part of a statewide trend of dropping rates of teen pregnancy.

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Report Shows Uptick In San Diego Apartment Construction

Aug. 24
By Tom Fudge

A report by RENTCafe shows the San Diego region has increased its creation of apartment units by 48 percent in 2018.

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Many California Communities Will Be Hard To Count For 2020 Census

Aug. 6
By Tom Fudge

As the 2020 census approaches, California officials are confronting the possibility that their population will be undercounted.

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San Diego City Council Bans Section 8 Discrimination

Aug. 1
By Andrew Bowen, Tom Fudge

The City Council passed a law that makes it illegal for landlords to reject tenant applicants only because their rent is subsidized.

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San Diego Voter Turnout In June Was More Than We've Seen Before

July 9
By Tom Fudge

Last week, the San Diego County's Registrar of Voters office finished counting votes and found about 40 percent of registered voters cast ballots in the June primary election. Only 27 percent voted in the primary four years before.

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Report: Racial Segregation Is Lower In Cities Like San Diego

May 28
By Tom Fudge

San Diego is on the low end of the racial segregation scale among American cities because it grew quickly in recent decades.

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Report: San Diego Housing Pinch Linked To Redevelopment Loss

May 21
By Tom Fudge

A study says the loss of state-approved redevelopment funding was a major cause of San Diego's housing and homelessness crisis.

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Monday Is California's Voter Registration Deadline

May 21
By Tom Fudge

Monday is the deadline for anyone who is not registered to vote in California, but wants to vote in the June primary.

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Chula Vista Moves Into The Marijuana Business

March 1
By Tom Fudge

The Chula Vista City Council votes to allow sales and cultivation of recreational pot, as long as voters allow it to be taxed.

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