Tom Trowbridge

Assistant 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 City is hosting a public meeting later today on the Acequia Trail Underpass project, which city officials say is a major step in improving the City Different’s bike-ability. 

Mayor Gonzales said the city faces a 12 to 15 million dollar budget shortfall. Where and what he'll have to cut to make up for the deficit is still unknown. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge speaks with Mayor Gonzales.

Local News by Tom Trowbridge

The work of trail-blazing photo-journalist Margaret Bourke-White is on display in downtown Santa Fe. The Monroe Gallery of Photography opened in Santa Fe in 2002, re-locating from Manhattan where it stood near the targeted World Trade Center towers on September 11th, 2001. The Monroe Gallery specializes in classic black & white photography with an emphasis on humanist and photojournalist imagery. Sid Monroe co-owns the gallery with his wife, Michelle. The Bourke-White exhibit at the Monroe Gallery runs through June 28th.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is close to wrapping-up an update to its Statewide Long-Range Multimodal Transportation Plan. The draft plan has been the subject of numerous public meetings and opportunities for citizen input. KSFR's Tom Trowbridge spoke with Claude Morelli, the Project Manager for the Plan. Morelli says a new focus on asset management is a departure from previous long-range plans adopted by the NMDOT.

There are a lot of bicycle-oriented events taking place in Santa Fe this week. It’s Bike-To-Work week in the City Different, and between those who regularly commute by bike, the Outside Bike and Brew event starting this afternoon and running through Sunday at the Railyard, and the numerous Santa Fe Century rides on Sunday, there are and will be many cyclists on local roads and trails.

KSFR's Tom Trowbridge spoke with Santa Fe Metropolitan Transportation Organization Planner Eric Aune about Bike To Work Week;