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.

At the Roundhouse…the New Mexico Legislative interim Courts, Corrections and Justice Committee last week heard from its Criminal Justice subcommittee. Tom Trowbridge reports: 

Senator Tom Udall—during a telephone news conference with New Mexico reporters this week—shared his thoughts on several issues.

Tom Trowbridge reports.

Late last week, the New Mexico Department of Health’s Medical Cannabis Advisory Board unanimously approved recommending opioid use disorder, or O-U-D, as a condition that qualifies a patient to use cannabis. The final decision is now in the hands of Health Secretary Lynn Gallagher.

Before the advisory panel’s meeting Friday, more than 20 medical practitioners and health professionals signed-on to a petition to Gallagher backing the call for OUD to be made a condition eligible for medical cannabis

Later this morning, the Santa Fe Student Wellness Action Teams (SWAT) and New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence (NMPGV) will gather for the Student Pledge Against Gun Violence. Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales will preside at the Genoveva Chavez Community Center. 

Albuquerque voters decide one week from today their choice for Mayor. Incumbent Richard Berry isn’t running for a third term, so, the winner of the run-off between State Auditor Tim Keller and Albuquerque City Councilor Dan Lewis, takes the reins of New Mexico’s largest city.

KSFR Correspondent Martha Burk, on her Equal Time radio series, spoke recently with both hopefuls….today, it’s Tim Keller’s turn:  

Declaring that “Our democracy hinges on protecting Americans' ability to fairly choose our own leaders, Senator Martin Heinrich is co-sponsoring legislation to protect American election systems from foreign interference.

Senate Democrats this week gathered to talk-up their strategies for turning New Mexico's bleak employment situation around and improving public education. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge has more.

As we reported yesterday, New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has cleared ten behavioral health providers following an investigation of Medicaid fraud charges filed in 2013. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge has the reaction from the Roundhouse.

Among the many proposed amendments to the New Mexico Constitution being considered by state lawmakers this session is one that would give the state’s lowest-paid workers a raise.

Yesterday marked the halfway point of the 2016 New Mexico legislative session. And as Tom Trowbridge reports, press conferences by the Democrat-controlled Senate and Republican-controlled House painted very different pictures of the work that's been done at the Roundhouse so far. 

There’s a proposal in the New Mexico Legislature this session that if approved by lawmakers and state voters would forever change the nature of political primary elections. Tom Trowbridge has the story.

In Washington, there are efforts underway by Congress to approve steps toward election reform in hopes of increasing transparency and openness in our nation’s political system. KSFR’s Tom Trowbridge brings us this report.

Convincing people to shop at small, local businesses where money is re-circulated in the community rather than out-of-state mega-stores which export capital, is a main goal behind the annual ‘Small Business Saturday’ event.  According to the American Independent Business Alliance, almost 50-percent of the money spent on purchases at local businesses is re-circulated locally, while less than 14-percent of purchases at chain stores stay within the community.


Tom Trowbridge presents Santa Fe Local News at Noon