Tom Trowbridge

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.


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:

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge explores the past week in New Mexico politics with Andy Lyman, who writes for

Another day, another daily record in New Mexico for new cases of COVID-19. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham telling the public via social media Thursday (October 15, 2020) about the state’s rising caseload and Thursday’s 672 new cases of the illness:

The second album from Isabelle Stillman is out and KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge recently spoke with the artist about it:

Eddie Moore, Albuquerque Journal

Santa Fe’s Mayor and Police Chief – on Tuesday, via the City’s YouTube channel — addressed Monday’s destruction of the Santa Fe Plaza obelisk by protestors and the lack of police presence on the Plaza when it all went down.

The file below begins with Mayor Alan Webber and ends with SFPD Chief Andrew Padilla:

New Mexico voters are deciding on a proposed Constitutional Amendment this election that would alter the way members of New Mexico’s Public Regulation Commission are selected.

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge spoke with Think New Mexico Founder and Executive Director Fred Nathan about it:


Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham provided her weekly update Thursday (October 8, 2020) on New Mexico’s efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic with a stern warning.

The Democrat was joined in the discussion by Human Services Secretary, David Scrase.

Assistant U.S. House Speaker Ben Ray Lujan, a Democrat who represents northern New Mexico’s 3rd Congressional District discusses with KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge, the recently approved “Heroes Act,” which is local stimulus legislation that’s currently in limbo in the nation’s capital.

Just as voting began in New Mexico for Election 2020, Common Cause New Mexico is teaming up with the New Mexico American Civil Liberties Union to run a nonpartisan voter protection program to assist voters who encounter problems in voting, either by mail or in person.

The organizations will operate teams on the ground to field questions and staff a hotline for voters to report problems.

KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge spoke about the effort this week with Mario Jimenez, the campaign director with Common Cause New Mexico:

Dr. Nina Lanza is the Team Lead for Space and Planetary Exploration at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Specifically, she is on the science teams for the ChemCam instrument on the NASA Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity) rover and the SuperCam instrument on the NASA Mars 2020 rover.

Lanza this week led a “Frontiers In Science” virtual discussion. She recently spoke about her research with KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge:


Santa Fe Community College President Becky Rowley wants voters to approve New Mexico Bond Question C, the Public Education Bond Issue on the November 3rd ballot.

According to BallotPedia, a "yes" vote supports authorizing the sale and issuance of $156.3 million in bonds for public higher education institutions, special public schools, and native tribal schools. A "no" vote opposes authorizing the sale and issuance of $156.3 million in bonds for public higher education institutions, special public schools, and native tribal schools.

Monday’s KSFR Wake Up Call and MidDay Newsbreak programs on Monday feature weekly discussion on New Mexico politics between KSFR News Director Tom Trowbridge and Andy Lyman, a writer at NMPolitical

Here’s this week’s (September 28, 2020) edition:

Doctor David Scrase, Secretary of the New Mexico Human Services Department, and New Mexico’s acting Epidemiologist, Dr. Chad Smelser updated members of the media Tuesday (092320) on the state’s battle against the pandemic.