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

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.

Boxer reiterates call for oil facility to suspend operations

Residents say noxious fumes are causing them respiratory ailments, headaches, nausea and nosebleeds.

Hermit Falls: Social media driving increase in cliff-jumping incidents

Several videos on YouTube show visitors diving from 50-foot-high cliffs into water that ranges in spots from 12 to 15 feet deep. A teen's death last week was only the latest.

Senator Boxer wants oil plant tied to noxious fumes to halt operations

Residents near the facility say they're suffering headaches, respiratory illnesses and nosebleeds from fumes they claim are a byproduct of the oil pumping.

Record number of California condors treated for lead poisoning

Lead is the leading cause of death in adult and juvenile California condors. Severe cases of poisoning can lead to "crop stasis," when a condor's stomach stops moving food.

LAX shooting: FBI searches home; wounded TSA agent speaks

Victims of Friday's shooting and the suspected shooter's family gave prepared statements on Monday, expressing their condolences and relating their experiences of the attack.

No dumping: State's largest active landfill closing

The landfill contains about 130 million tons of solid waste, leaving behind a legacy that is visible from the 60 Freeway.

Covered California's enrollment counselor certification is behind schedule

In August, Covered California projected that it would have 16,000 enrollment counselors ready by the end of the year. So far, there are only about 600.

Covered California's enrollment counselor certification is behind schedule

In August, Covered California projected that it would have 16,000 enrollment counselors ready by the end of the year. So far, there are only about 600.

Alhambra police identify suspect in theft of hospital laptops

Police are searching for Christopher Lee Brown, whose ex-girlfriend used to work at the office where the laptops were stolen.

Cedars-Sinai gives $3.3 million to community health projects

The largest grant recipient is Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, which will get $1.5 million.

Study: Investing in outreach can make park users more active

Researchers looked at 50 parks across Los Angeles. Two-thirds of the parks received outreach training and $4,000 apiece to improve their marketing.

Biggest roadblocks to Asian mental health may come from within

Asian Americans tend to seek mental health care less often than other groups, but that doesn't mean they're not suffering from mental illnesses.

Biggest blocks to Asian mental health may come from within

Asian Americans tend to use mental health services less than the general population. Some reports put the number at half.

Loyola Marymount drops abortion coverage from health plans

The decision will take effect in 2014. Employees will be able to enroll in a third-party-administered plan that offers abortion coverage. That plan has not yet been finalized.