Jed Kim Environment Reporter

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Jed Kim is an Environment Reporter for Southern California Public Radio.

Before joining KPCC, Jed was a producer at WNYC’s “The Takeaway” and an associate producer for the HBO documentary “Birders: The Central Park Effect.” His work has been featured on NPR and Marketplace.

Jed graduated from the University of Chicago in 2002, with a biology degree. After a few years of working in a laboratory, he decided that he’d be much happier as a radio reporter. He graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2008.


Stories by Jed Kim

Latinos flexed their power in creation of new national monuments

A large portion of the population living near the monuments is Latino. Advocates said it was a strong association with the now protected lands that drove high participation.

Critics vow to scrutinize coastal agency after firing

Commissioners who voted to oust Executive Director Charles Lester deny charges of "a developer coup." Critics vow to closely track the replacement process.

Analyst urges California lawmakers to back Brown's drought measures

The non-partisan Legislative Analyst's Office found that drought response is needed — both in the short and long term.

El Niño drives in more snow storms — and possibly avalanches

Snow brings sledders, skiers and snowboarders to the San Gabriel Mountains. It's up to the U.S. Forest Service to identify avalanche-prone areas.

Rooftop solar owners will continue to get rebates for the power they produce

It's a victory for solar advocates who say their industry still needs financial incentives for homeowners to choose to install systems on their rooftops.

Coyote that was part of study died with rat poison in system

The young coyote drowned in MacArthur Park Lake. It's not clear why she approached the water, but rat poison is known to make stricken animals thirsty.

Scientists appeal to drone owners for help in predicting sea level rise

El Niño storms are expected to raise water levels in the coming months. The Nature Conservancy wants drone operators to share their images of storm impacts for a map predicting ocean rise.

Community widely supports plan for $55 million wildlife bridge

The bridge over the 101 Freeway would allow passage into and out of the Santa Monica Mountains for wildlife, including an increasingly isolated population of mountain lions.

Report on 2015 Torrance refinery blast to be unveiled

Investigators from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board are expected to discuss that near-hit and other safety issues on Wednesday as they present a report on the Feb. 18, 2015 blast.

Porter Ranch: SoCal regulator releases plan for massive gas leak

Both the AQMD and the Gas Company have agreed upon the proposed plan. Now, it'll head to an independent hearing board for possible modification and approval.

Mountain lion P-22's health much better in latest checkup

Two years ago, images of his drooling, mange-ridden face shocked biologists and fans. Now, he's looking much better. Still, will he ever find a mate?

Water, water everywhere, but we still need to save

California has slipped in its water savings, missing its conservation target for the second month in a row. Cumulative savings remain above the mark.

Security concerns, temperatures don't take fun out of Rose Parade

The parade kicked off under cloudless blue skies, where hundreds of thousands who camped out all night were determined not to let security fears or frigid weather get in the way.

Starving sea lion pups likely to begin washing ashore soon

In recent years, California sea lion strandings have begun stranding in late December or early January. This year, low weights in pups indicate we'll see more.

Coyote's mysterious death stalls groundbreaking research

Her body was found soaking wet and algae-covered in MacArthur Park, meaning she was in the water at some point. Was she swimming? Did she drown? Lab results looking into her death are due back any day.