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.
Former Mayor Jerry Sanders poked fun at several local elected officials while awarding them for their accomplishments.
Holiday shopping hours on Thanksgiving Day came at the expense of employees who missed out on time with their families.
While the San Diego mayoral primary has long been over, the city won't be able to schedule the runoff election between City Councilmen David Alvarez and Kevin Faulconer until mid-December.
The number of people in the United States who identify themselves as atheists has been rising steadily, according to a recent Pew study. And San Diego is mirroring that trend.
City Councilman David Alvarez edged past fellow Democrat Nathan Fletcher and earned a spot in a February run-off for mayor against his colleague, Republican Kevin Faulconer.
Democrat David Alvarez surged past ex-Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher Tuesday night in the San Diego Mayor's race. With 34,500 provisional ballots still to be counted, it's likely Alvarez will face Republican Kevin Faulconer.
San Diegans are headed to the polls today in the special election to replace disgraced former Mayor Bob Filner. If no candidate wins the majority of votes, the top two vote-getters will have a runoff early next year.
Two of the major candidates facing off in the San Diego special mayoral race are city councilmen. What happens if one of them wins?
If Twitter profiles and Facebook pages are like the booming voice of the Wizard of Oz, here the campaigns allow a quick glimpse at the men and women behind the curtain.
Science is not known as a career that attracts showboats, but scientists still need to be able to speak to a crowd. A local group helps them do that.