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

Nearly half of Crenshaw High teachers won't return

The chronically-low performing campus is being transformed into three magnets. Of the 59 teachers who applied to remain at the school, 31 were accepted.

9 districts seek NCLB waiver apart from state

Los Angeles Unified and eight other school districts in California are hopeful that they’ll be exempted from tough provisions in the No Child Left Behind law.

School board member censured for alleged racist remarks

The Saugus school board censured one of its own for allegedly posting racially offensive comments on social media. He said his account was hacked.

Study: real life learning supplements online courses

New study finds students who take massive online courses perform better when they spend time studying outside the virtual classroom.

The delicate task of tracking the elusive California mountain lion

All week we're doing a series on wild animals that live in the city. So far we've looked at coyotes and roadrunners, but now reporter Jed Kim reports on the status of the California mountain lion.

What LA's booming coyote population means for the roadrunner

All week we're doing a series on wild animals that live in the city. And when you look at the age-old struggle between coyotes and roadrunners, at least in the cartoon, its the roadrunner that always succeeds.

Living among coyotes is a fact of life in Los Angeles

If you live in Los Angeles, you may be familiar with the large population of coyotes that lives in the area. Living near coyotes requires some extra precautions (like keeping pets indoors), but there are some things you can’t prepare for. Jed Kim reports.

Go kart racers put the pedal to the metal

There is one place in Los Angeles where you can drive without abandon, where you can go as fast as you can without the worrying about tickets or traffic jams. Reporter Jed Kim takes us inside the K1 Speed go-kart racing track in Torrance, Calif.

Weird sports: bicycle polo

Reporter Jed Kim takes us inside the world of some lesser-known, and unusual sports. Today, he conquers bicycle polo with the Los Angeles Bicycle Polo crew.

Fight on! Eskrima in Los Angeles

As the Olympic games take place in London, reporter Jed Kim takes us inside the world of the unusual and not-so-well known sport of the Filipino martial art of Eskrima.

Weird sports: Dragon boat racing

This year's Olympics will feature exciting events like track and field and gymnastics, but they also have some of the less well-known: trampoline, badminton, and pistol shooting.

Dream jobs: What's it like to be an astronaut?

KPCC's Jed Kim delivers the final installment of the series "Dream Job" on what may be the ultimate dream job: astronaut.

Running away to join Cirque du Soleil

Running away to join the circus has changed a lot over the years. Reporter Jed Kim takes a look at what it takes to become part of the most successful circus troupe in the world, Cirque du Soleil.

Dream jobs: What's it like to be an Olympic archer?

In our Dream Job series, we step inside the shoes of an Olympic archer.

The realities of becoming a fireman in today's job market

Reporter Jed Kim brings us the first in his series of stories on landing a dream job in a tough economy. Up first: How to become a fireman.