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Carrie Kahn

Fellows Fall 1999
KPBS-FM San Diego

As a reporter for NPR's National Desk, Carrie Kahn covers news from Los Angeles. Kahn's reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning news programs including "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition," "Weekend Edition," and "Latino USA." Before coming to NPR in 2004, Kahn worked for 2 1/2 years at NPR station KQED in San Francisco, first as an editor and then as a general assignment reporter with a focus on immigration reporting. From 1994 to 2001, Kahn was NPR station KPBS Radio's Border and Community Affairs reporter. She covered immigration, cross-border issues, and San Diego's ethnic communities. Kahn has frequently worked on assignment for NPR throughout Mexico, California, and in Littleton, Colorado. Before coming to KPBS, Kahn worked for NPR station KUSP and published a bilingual community newspaper in Santa Cruz, California. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Kahn received a Bachelors degree from UC Santa Cruz in Biology. For several years she was a human genetics researcher in California and in Costa Rica. She has traveled extensively throughout Mexico, Central America, Europe, and the Middle East where she worked on a English/Hebrew/Arabic magazine.


  • Mexico Credit

    Mexico - February 25, 2000 -- Carrie Kahn reports from Mexico City that the lack of affordable credit is keeping many small and medium-sized Mexican businesses from growing. Many entrepreneurs don't even try to...

  • Tijuana’s Police Chief Assassinated

    Tijuana, Mexico February 28, 2000 -- Carrie Kahn of station KPBS-San Diego reports on the February 27, 2000 killing of the police chief of Tijuana, Mexico. 49-year-old Alfredo de la Torre was killed by unidentified gunmen...

  • Bracero Program

    Irapuato, Mexico January 16, 2000 -- From Irapuato in Mexico, Carrie Kahn reports on a group of elderly Mexicans who say the Mexican government swindled them out of money that was deducted from their...

  • More Mexican Women Enter Workforce

    Mexico - January 3, 2000 -- Carrie Kahn reports from Mexico on the changes that have occurred in Mexican society, as millions of women enter the workforce. Experts believe the recent downturns in the...

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