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

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.

Navy granted permit to increase sonar activity

Environmentalists say the move could jeopardize marine mammals.

OC board approves $2.9 million contract for wildlife fencing

The 241 toll road already incorporates dozens of spots where animals can cross. The fence is designed to funnel them towards those spots.

AQMD says controversial oil facility has emitted toxins at permissible levels

Residents near the University Park facility have complained of head aches, breathing problems and nose bleeds they blame on fumes from the site

Divers clean up what fishermen leave behind on the ocean floor (video)

There are a lot of terms for abandoned fishing equipment. Some call it "derelict." Others call it "ghost gear." Whatever it's called, there's a lot of it, and it's harming ocean life.

No home-cooked Thanksgiving donations for Pasadena homeless

The 37-year Pasadena tradition of community members preparing and donating home-cooked meals for the homeless has ended because of concerns over food safety.

Rain thwarts mayor's plans to kayak with EPA chief

Thursday's rushing waters, fed by runoff, highlight the reason that so much of the river is concrete. After devastating floods in the 1930s, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers installed it to manage storm runoff.

UC Riverside's new biomass system makes energy from waste

Researchers unveil a prototype they hope can scale up in as little as three years.