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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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Family Of Man Killed By San Diego Police Has Suit Reinstated

July 11
By Tom Fudge

A lawsuit filed against the City of San Diego, by a man killed by police four years ago, was found to have merit by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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New Poll Brings Good News For Opponents Of California Death Penalty

March 28
By Tom Fudge

Results from a Public Policy Institute of California survey show record opposition to death penalty and growing concerns about housing affordability.

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San Diego's Westfield UTC Mall Will Charge For Parking Beginning Next Week

Jan. 21
By Tom Fudge

When you go to the mall, you expect to park for free for as long as you like. But that's not going to be the case at San Diego's Westfield UTC mall.

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San Diego Homeless Shelter Prepares For Rain

Jan. 14
By Tom Fudge

The head of one downtown homeless shelter which flooded last month, said they have the shelter "buttoned up" as another rainstorm hits San Diego this week.

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San Diego Property Tax Payments Due Monday

Dec. 10, 2018
By Tom Fudge

San Diego County property taxes are due on Monday. And the county tax collector says he's expecting a big bump in tax revenue again this year.

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San Diego Wonders What's Next After Repeal Of Vacation Rental Rules

Oct. 29, 2018
By Tom Fudge

A week after repealing new regulations for vacation rental properties, San Diego is looking for a new proposal and considering the enforcement of current law.

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

Oct. 12, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
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, 2018
By Tom Fudge

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

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