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KPBS Gets TV News Boost

"KPBS Evening Edition" will feature local news and analysis on weeknights.

Starting Monday, Sept. 26, “KPBS Evening Edition” will deliver local news and analysis to the San Diego community at 6:30 p.m., weeknights, on KPBS-TV.

Hosted by Joanne Faryon and co-host Dwane Brown, the news program will break down the most important local news stories of the day, as well as offer detailed analysis of what’s going on — and why.

“We’ve spent a lot of time preparing and planning for this program,” said Tom Karlo, KPBS general manager.

“We saw a tremendous opportunity on television to provide our community with intelligent, objective and accurate news on global and local issues. The news team is ready to deliver the same thoughtful, high-quality news on TV that our audiences have come to expect on KPBS radio and at KPBS.org.”

KPBS Evening Edition

Each night “KPBS Evening Edition” will begin with brief local headlines before digging deeper into specific topics of importance. The program will feature thorough interviews with newsmakers, as well as video packages from the field.

“KPBS Evening Edition” will also regularly feature the expert KPBS reporters who specialize in certain beats. A different topic will be featured each day of the week:  

  • Monday: Biz/Tech Desk
  • Tuesday: Healthy San Diego Desk
  • Wednesday: Fronteras Desk
  • Thursday: Community Desk
  • Friday: Culture Desk


Audience members can participate via e-mail, phone or social media, and will be featured in the daily feedback/follow-up segment at the end of the program.

From politics to policy, environment to education, “KPBS Evening Edition” will deliver the information needed to understand what’s happening in the diverse communities throughout San Diego County.

We saw a tremendous opportunity on television to provide our community with intelligent, objective and accurate news on global and local issues.


Investigative Newsource partners with KPBS


In addition to the launch of “KPBS Evening Edition,” KPBS is happy to announce an enhanced partnership with Investigative Newsource (formally The Watchdog Institute). Investigative Newsource is an independent nonprofit and has been based at San Diego State University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies for two years. Starting Oct. 1, Investigative Newsource reporting staff will share space in the new Joan and Irwin Jacobs KPBS News Center.

KPBS and Investigative Newsource both share similar journalistic goals and standards. Dedicated to satisfying a need for credible, in-depth, data-driven journalism, Investigative Newsource shines a light on government actions, accounts for public spending and prompts intelligent discussions that lead to informed decisions.

“Working with Investigative Newsource allows us to deepen our commitment to investigative journalism,” said Suzanne Marmion, director of news and editorial strategy for KPBS. “As other media outlets cut back, this type of reporting that shines a light into the darkness is critical for our community."

KPBS-TV schedule changes

The addition of “KPBS Evening Edition” at 6:30 p.m. on weeknights will allow KPBS to improve the daily schedule. Beginning at 2 p.m., KPBS will present three hours of educational programming for early school-aged children.

Additionally, fans of Huell Howser can watch their favorite host at 5 p.m., weekdays, with the “Nightly Business Report” following at 5:30 p.m. The “BBC World News” and the “PBS Newshour” will remain at their normal times, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively. 

In addition, Thursday nights will see Ken Kramer’s “About San Diego” move to 8 p.m.

Click here to view the complete KPBS-TV schedule.

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