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.


Here's the weekly political chat with KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge and NMPoliticalReport.Com (’s) Andy Lyman:

On the monthly “Community Matters” program from the Santa Fe Community Foundation, host Yolanda Cruz discusses with Camille Romero, director of development for Adaptive Sports New Mexico the many recreational opportunities offered to people with disabilities in our state.


Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Council for Racial Justice recently heard a presentation on the role of privatized prisons in New Mexico.

During their weekly discussion about political developments in New Mexico, KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge discusses post-election politics in New Mexico with Andy Lyman of NMPoliticalReport.com.:


WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by a historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.

His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty as election officials sorted through a surge of mail-in votes that delayed processing. Biden crossed the winning threshold of 270 Electoral College votes with a win in Pennsylvania.

Trump refused to concede, threatening further legal action on ballot counting.


Join KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge and his panel of pundits as they cover Election 2020 beginning at 7 PM.


According to TimeAndDate.com, changing the clocks does not create extra daylight but instead shifts the time of sunrise and sunsets.

This time change can cause disruptions to our body clock, otherwise known as the circadian rhythm.

It’s with that in mind that KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge got in touch with Roswell State Senator Cliff Pirtle. Pirtle, a Republican without an opponent in Tuesday’s election, plans to reintroduce his bill to keep New Mexico on Daylight Time year-round:


Today (November 2, 2020) is the day before Election Day and time for the final pre-election conversation on New Mexico politics with KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge and NMPoliticalReport.com reporter And Lyman:


This week's guests on REPORT FROM SANTA FE are Martha Burk, author "Your Voice, Your Vote," and Judy Williams, Past President of the New Mexico League of Women Voters, discussing important election issues.


During a virtual town-hall style meeting Wednesday (October 28, 2020), New Mexico House Speaker Brian Egolf spoke with the state’s top elections official about election integrity.

The discussion came as election officials nationwide are reporting what the New York Times headlined today as “tsunamis of misinformation.”


A recently-released report weighs the impact of new voters who formerly were shut-out of American democracy.

Tom Trowbridge reports:

"Community Matters" is the monthly program  produced for KSFR by the Santa Fe Community Foundation.


On Friday (October 23, 2020) KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge spoke with New Mexico Democratic Senator Martin Heinrich.

Trowbridge commented to the Democrat that it appears Judge Amy Coney Barrett will be confirmed to the U-S Supreme Court, spelling trouble for the Affordable Care Act.

New Mexico voters are deciding this fall on a proposed bond issue to improve infrastructure at a variety of New Mexico educational intuitions.

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge discussed the proposal with New Mexico School for the Deaf Director of Development & Public Relations, Keri-Lynn McBride:

The President and CEO of CHRISTUS St. Vincent, north-central New Mexico's full-service regional health system, Lillian Montoya on Monday (October 19, 2020) updated reporters on efforts to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic during Santa Fe Mayor Alan Webber’s bi-weekly meeting with local reporters: