Free Press is an LGBT Issue

Andrew Bowen

As the KPBS metro reporter, Andrew Bowen covers a broad range of issues surrounding local government including housing, transportation, infrastructure and climate action. Andrew also serves as a shop steward for the SAG-AFTRA unionized staff at KPBS, who are fighting for fair and equitable wages and a more diverse and inclusive workplace. Andrew’s reporting has won numerous awards, including the 2020 Best Social Media Personality Award and 2019 Gloria Penner Award for Political Affairs Reporting from the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. As vice president of San Diego SPJ, Andrew has led trainings for his colleagues on how to cover the LGBTQ+ community and advocated for greater LGBTQ+ representation in newsrooms. Before moving to San Diego, Andrew worked for six years as a freelance translator, radio reporter, and TV news producer in Germany.