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Claire Trageser

Multimedia Enterprise Reporter

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Claire Trageser is a multimedia reporter for KPBS and inewsource. She writes and produces in depth coverage for radio, television and the web. 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 uncovered downtown property owners who are owed thousands of dollars 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.

Recent Stories

Where Did San Diego Find The Extra Money For Its Next Budget?

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The city went from a predicted $19 million shortfall to a balanced budget with extra money to spend.

Faulconer Focuses On Infrastructure, Public Safety In 1st Budget Proposal

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A nearly $3 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year in the city of San Diego was unveiled Monday by Mayor Kevin Faulconer and will be presented to the City Council Tuesday.

San Diego Mayor Presents His First Budget Monday

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer's staff said the fiscal 2015 budget proposal will be posted online shortly after it's presented at a 12:30 p.m. news conference Monday at City Hall.

San Diego Runners Plan 'Last Run' To Support Boston Marathon

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It's been almost a year since the bombing at the Boston Marathon. To mark the occasion, San Diego runners will hold their own run this Sunday at Mission Bay, a week before this year's Boston Marathon.

San Diego Brewery Expansion Gets Boost From Council Committee

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The City Council will consider a package of incentives to help San Diego craft brewers Ballast Point and AleSmith move into larger manufacturing plants.

Explaining San Diego's 2015 Budget With Cartoons And Games

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal will be released next week. Here, we break down the budget process with a cartoon and a game.

A Ridealong With San Diego's Karaoke Lyft Driver

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A San Diego Lyft driver sets her rideshare service apart by offering her passengers karaoke while she drives them to their destinations.

Running Nonprofit Raises Thousands From SELF Magazine's 'Tutu Gate'

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A scandal that could be called "tutu gate" hit San Diego last week, and brought with it a silver lining.

San Diego Officer's 15 Years Working With The Homeless Coming To An End

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For 15 years, Schnell's other reality has been among the city's homeless. He's the leader of the Police Department's Homeless Outreach Team, or HOT, a specific set of officers who work with the city's homeless population.

Mayor Faulconer Rescinds San Diego Email Deletion Policy

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer officially rescinded the city's proposed policy of deleting all city emails more than a year old.

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