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

'Dumb Starbucks' coffee shop opens in Los Feliz

A store labeled as "Dumb Starbucks," using the Starbucks corporate logo and bearing an almost identical look to an actual Starbucks, opened up in Los Feliz on Friday. A Starbucks spokeswoman said the corporation is "looking into it."

Hunt for mountain lion that attacked homeless man continues

Attacks on humans by mountain lions are rare. Only 14 verified instances have occurred in California since 1986. Three of them were fatal.

Drought: Snowpack in Sierra Nevada at record low levels

The California Department of Water Resources said the snowpack was 12 percent of average for this time of the year, the lowest level since electronic record-keeping began in 1960.

Lawsuit says Navy sonar puts marine animals at risk

A federal permit allows Navy up to 155 'incidental kills' from offshore sonar and explosives exercises over five years. Environmentalists sue to block the permit.

The fate of the ice in Dodger Stadium's hockey rink

An estimated 20,000 gallons of water went into making the ice for the rink. Just over a week ago, California's governor declared a drought emergency.

Graphic: What Dodger Stadium ice rink's 20,000 gallons of water equals

The National Hockey League froze a rink full of water in the middle of Dodger Stadium for an outdoor game. In the middle of a drought. We asked: How much water is that, really?

What does Brown's drought declaration mean for LA?

Relatively flush local reservoirs should spare Southern California from water rationing, but officials still call on area residents to conserve.

Northridge at 20: Truck driver who escaped collapse recalls his near miss

Another man recalls his father, an LAPD motorcycle officer who lost his life when the 6.7 magnitude earthquake ruptured the freeway on which he was riding.

Air pollution may boost fire risk in local mountains

Preliminary findings from a study in the Santa Monica Mountains show that air pollution may be increasing fire danger in the mountain range.

More inbred puma cubs born in the Santa Monica Mountains

In 10 years, only one cougar is known to have crossed the 101 Freeway into the mountain range. At first, he provided fresh DNA. Now, he's mating with his daughters.

East Coast storm 'Hercules' disrupts flights at LAX (updated)

Airlines at LAX are reporting cancellations of a total of 35 flights through midnight Friday related to the storm system affecting the Northeastern United States.

Rose Parade 2014: Why Glendale's float features Meatball, and where he is now

The exploits of Meatball the bear captured public attention. Now he's the star of a Rose Parade float. But what happened to the real Meatball?

Warm weather a mixed bag for local skiing

A storm last week brought some much desired powder to local ski areas, but this week has been more like summer than winter.

Despite recent storms, snow levels remain far below average

The Sierra Mountain snow pack is far below average for this time of year, ranging from 14 to 41 percent of normal accumulation.

When bulldozers meet birds: One year later

Army Corps' razing of a popular birding spot still ruffles sensibilities of wildlife enthusiasts. We take a look at the reserve a year later.