Tom Trowbridge

News Director

Tom, a native of Brooklyn, New York, came to New Mexico in the early 1980s from Oregon, where he learned the craft of radio news at KPNW-AM/FM in Eugene while studying for his bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Oregon. His radio career included stops in Oregon, Delaware and Texas before he returned to New Mexico for good in 1990. Tom obtained a master’s degree in public administration from UNM and worked for many years at KUNM in Albuquerque as a free-lance reporter and Morning Edition host.  His work has been featured on National Public Radio, the Voice of America, Latino USA as well as the CBS and ABC radio networks. Tom, who’s thrilled to be working for KSFR, enjoys spending time with his two kids as well as playing tennis and bicycling.

Santa Fe, N.M. - The Associated Press Television and Radio Association (APTRA) honors important journalism through annual awards.

In May, APTRA announced its 2019 winning entries.   

(see:  http://discover.ap.org/contests/APTRA, then scroll down and click on 2019 APTRA Contest Winners to the final page, Radio Division II). It honored KSFR for two of its entries:

Best Daytime Newscast

First Place


Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham invited members of the New Mexico community to speak about racial inequality and injustice.

During Thursday's (June 4, 2020) event, the Governor announced that the state is forming a Council for Racial Justice.

The Council includes five community leaders who the governor said will be able to continue the conversation, and shed light on the ongoing racial problems.


On REPORT FROM SANTA FE Lorene is joined by Lori Paras, the Director of the Santa Fe Raptor Center, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured owls, eagles, hawks, and other raptors.

The program also features “Vientosa,” a rescued barn owl, and details what steps you can take if you find an injured raptor yourself.


The Meteorologist-In-Charge at the Albuquerque National Weather Service Office, Kerry Jones spoke with KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge on Tuesday (06/02/20) about spring’s weather highlights in New Mexico and looks ahead to meteorological summer.


KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge spoke with Democratic U-S Senate nominee Ben Ray Luján Tuesday afternoon about the just-concluded New Mexico

Democratic primary election. Rep. Luján was unopposed in the Democratic race to succeed the retiring Tom Udall.


There are several candidates seeking to replace him in the District that includes much of the city of Santa Fe. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge recently spoke to one of those candidates, former Santa Fe City Councilor and SFPS School Board member Carmichael Dominguez about his thoughts on the race and the issues.



After serving 18 years in the New Mexico House of Representative, Democrat Jim Trujillo is retiring. And there are several candidates seeking to replace him in the District that includes much of the city of Santa Fe.

KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge recently spoke to Linda Michelle Serrato about her thoughts on the race and the issues.


KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with Third-District Congressional candidate Alexis Johnson.


On KSFR’s newscasts today (May 28,2020), you’re hearing comments from Doctor Richard Larson. He’s the Vice Chancellor of Research for the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center.


KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with Democratic candidate for Congress from New Mexico’s third Congressional District, John Blair, to discuss the issues and his campaign.


KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge spoke recently with Kyle Tisdel of Taos, a Democratic candidate for New Mexico’s Third Congressional District.

Here’s the conversation:


Former Santa Fe County Commissioner Harry Montoya is running on the Republican Party ticket, seeking to succeed Democrat Ben Ray Lujan in the post that he’s giving up to run for U.S. Senator. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge recently spoke with Montoya about his candidacy:

Eddie Moore, Albuquerque Journal

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham along with Health Secretary Kathy Kunkel and Human Services Secretary Dr. David Scrase held a video news conference Wednesday (May 20, 2020) to update New Mexicans on the Coronavirus pandemic.

Here’s the audio:

The Albuquerque Museum plans a new online exhibit. As KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge tells us, “Trinity: Reflections On The Bomb” opens Saturday via the Museum’s website, http://www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/albuquerque-museum

During a call with reporters Monday, Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber and other leaders discussed the very bleak city revenue situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city is facing a revenue shortfall for the coming fiscal year of $100 million.