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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

In this March 3, 2020 file photo, a woman runs ...

Survey Shows Support, Opposition To Efforts To Reform Prop. 13 And Bring Back Affirmative Action

Sept. 17
By Tom Fudge

Key findings from a statewide survey by the Public Policy Institute of California show Californians are divided on reforming Proposition 13, and so far they don't favor bringing affirmative action back to California.

101 Ash Street in Downtown San Diego. Aug. 21, ...

San Diego Stops Rent Payments On 101 Ash Street

Sept. 2
By Tom Fudge

The City of San Diego has stopped making rent payments on its highly controversial lease of a downtown office building, in a move meant to address what's seen as a huge real estate blunder by the city.

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Police Shoot Man In Downtown San Diego, Sparking Protest

June 28
By Max Rivlin-Nadler, Tom Fudge

More than a hundred protesters gathered in downtown San Diego Saturday night after San Diego police officers shot a 25-year-old Hispanic man, suspected of robbery.

Volunteers wait to giveaway beef roasts for Eas...

Business Owners Give Out 21,000 Pounds Of Free Roast For Easter In Escondido

April 12
By Tom Fudge

Volunteers set up near Kennedy's Market to hand out New York roasts as a gesture of giving in hard times.

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How To Get Your Arts Fix While On Lockdown

March 27
By Pat Finn, Tom Fudge

So what if we can't go to a concert or play? San Diego may be on lockdown because of the coronavirus, but that doesn't mean performers have stopped performing or that we can't see or hear them.

A 'For Sales' sign in front of a home in San Ca...

San Diego Home Prices Flat But Still Expensive

Feb. 10
By Tom Fudge

A real estate expert says the San Diego housing market should be expanding in value. But it's been flat for at least a year.

Members of the California National Guard work a...

Controlled Burns Aim To Reforest San Diego's Mountains

Dec. 24, 2019
By Tom Fudge

The California Parks Department is setting fires in San Diego County's eastern mountains to try to bring back the forest in parts of Cuyamaca Rancho State Park.

In this Thursday, July 25, 2019 photo, workers ...

Californians Wait For New Laws Before They Stop Changing The Clock

Nov. 4, 2019
By Tom Fudge

California Voters passed Proposition 7 to stay on Daylight Saving Time. More needs to be done, but the author of Prop 7 says the change is well underway.

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Orchid Ventures Places Big Bet On Calexico And The Legal Marijuana Market

Oct. 1, 2019
By Tom Fudge

The Orange County-based company Orchid Ventures will build a cultivation facility in Calexico it says will soon produce more than 12,000 pounds of marijuana every month.

The FBI seal is pictured in this photo from 2018.

Church Leaders Indicted For Alleged Labor Trafficking In San Diego, Other Cities

Sept. 10, 2019
By Tom Fudge

The U.S. Attorney in San Diego has indicted 12 leaders of the Imperial Valley Ministries for allegedly holding dozens of homeless people against their will and forcing them to panhandle.

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