Skip to main content

Listen

Read

Watch

Schedules

Programs

Events

Give

Account

Donation Heart Ribbon

Claire Trageser

Multimedia Enterprise Reporter

Photo of Claire Trageser

Claire Trageser is a multimedia reporter for KPBS. She writes and produces in depth coverage for radio, television and the web and covers a variety of topics, including politics, the environment and education. Claire was part of the team that covered allegations of sexual harassment against former Mayor Bob Filner, his resignation and the special election that followed. She also covers the city of San Diego's budget process, helped create the interactive KPBS Budget Game and does enterprise stories about issues impacting San Diegans.

Claire studied chemistry at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She then 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.

Recent Stories by Claire Trageser

Tease photo for story

San Diego Homeowners Prepare To Build Granny Flats After Council Cuts Fees

June 14
By Claire Trageser

In May, the San Diego City Council took a step aimed to encourage the construction of more granny flats as one way to address San Diego's affordable housing issues.

Tease photo for story

San Diego Police Issues New Policy On Handling People Living In The US Illegally

June 11
By Claire Trageser

The San Diego Police Department recently released an updated policy on how officers should handle people living in the U.S. illegally that reflects California's new "sanctuary state law," SB 54, that went into effect this year.

Tease photo for story

Judge Gary Kreep Advances To November Election

June 6
By Andrew Bowen, Claire Trageser

San Diego Superior Court Judge Gary Kreep, who was censured by the state Commission on Judicial Performance and rated as "lacking qualifications" by the San Diego County Bar Association, secured the most votes in the June 5 primary, at 31.6 percent.

Tease photo for story

Incumbent Bill Gore Keeps His Seat As San Diego County Sheriff

June 5
By Claire Trageser

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore has likely kept his seat. With all precincts reporting, he has 56 percent of the vote, trailed by Dave Myers at 43 percent.

Tease photo for story

Incumbent Ernie Dronenburg Keeps Seat In County Assessor/Recorder Race

June 5
By Claire Trageser

With all precincts reporting, San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk incumbent Ernie Dronenburg has secured 63.5 percent of the vote. His challenger, ethics lawyer Matt Strabone, has 36.3 percent.

Tease photo for story

San Diego Man Has Worked Polls In 50 Elections, But Is Now Retiring

June 5
By Claire Trageser

Douglas Dannemiller, 70, said he started volunteering at polls back in 1992. But this year Dannemiller is retiring from his job as a tax preparer, so he feels it’s also time to hang up his hat as a poll worker.

Tease photo for story

#ShowUsYourMailers: Dueling Ads Over Tax Breaks In San Diego Assessor Race

June 4
By Claire Trageser

Subscribers to The San Diego Union-Tribune on Sunday got something extra with their paper: a campaign ad for Matt Strabone, who's running to be the county assessor/recorder/clerk.

Tease photo for story

San Diego County Prepares For Mosquito Season By Offering Free Home Inspections

May 28
By Claire Trageser

San Diego County health officials say the populations of the invasive Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes — which can carry diseases including Zika, dengue and yellow fever — are increasing.

Tease photo for story

Lincoln Club Attack Mailer Violates Campaign Disclosure Laws

May 25
By Andrew Bowen, Claire Trageser

A campaign mailer sent out by the conservative Lincoln Club violated state laws requiring the disclosure of who paid for it. The club says it was an "internal miscommunication" and that it has reported itself to state authorities.

Tease photo for story

If You Missed The California Voter Registration Deadline, There's Another Option

May 22
By Claire Trageser

In San Diego County, anyone who missed the voter registration deadline can go to the Registrar of Voters Office and register to vote and cast your ballot at the same time.

View all stories by Claire Trageser ›