Multimedia Enterprise Reporter
Claire Trageser is a multimedia reporter for KPBS and inewsource. She writes and produces in depth coverage for radio, television and the web. Claire covered the city of San Diego's budget process, including work on the interactive KPBS Budget Game, the District 4 election and downtown property owners who are owed money by the city.
Before coming to KPBS, Claire worked as a reporter for The San Diego Daily Transcript and City News Service and was a contributor to Voice of San Diego. She studied chemistry at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, before deciding to change her career path from science to journalism. Claire earned a master's degree in journalism at UC Berkeley, where she worked at the Knight Digital Media Center and completed a master's project with Michael Pollan. During graduate school, she interned at The Denver Post and The Seattle P-I and began freelancing for magazines like Marie Claire and Runner's World.
Claire is a social media addict and trains for marathons in her free time.
It may feel like election season just ended, but a new round of Congressional candidates are already gearing up for the June 2014 election.
City Council President Todd Gloria wishes designing a budget was as easy as playing the KPBS Budget Game.
The La Jolla Cove cleanup plan has been fast-tracked. The question is what agencies will be watching the cleanup and whether additional permits should be required.
Former San Diego City Councilman and mayoral candidate Carl DeMaio today formally announced his candidacy for the 2014 race for the 52nd Congressional District.
The six unions that represent city of San Diego employees have tentatively agreed to a five-year labor deal that is expected to save the city millions of dollars and largely end a 6 percent salary cut implemented several years ago, it was announced Tuesday.
While Mayor Bob Filner's Balboa Park plans are stalled, he waded into a long-standing controversy over another park: the dog park on Fiesta Island in Mission Bay.
The city will not renew its five-year contract with MTS for overseeing San Diego's taxi industry due to complaints about poor working conditions, passenger safety and lax oversight.
The San Diego City Council heard the public's thoughts on Mayor Bob Filner's proposed budget today.
What would you change about the city budget? For each item you add, you need to make a cut to keep it balanced!
Myrtle Cole won over Dwayne Crenshaw in the race to fill an empty seat on the San Diego City Council. Lorena Gonzalez won in a landslide against Chula Vista Councilman Steve Castaneda to replace Ben Hueso, who was elected to the state Senate.