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Emily Burns

Assistant Producer

Emily Burns is a Gloria Penner Political Fellow, assisting in coverage of news, politics and policy for KPBS Evening Edition and KPBS Midday Edition.

Emily graduated from SDSU with a bachelor's degree in journalism. During her studies, she focused most of her projects on public safety. While attending SDSU, Emily served KPBS as a production assistant. She also interned with San Diego Magazine.

A San Diego native, Emily spent time in Washington, D.C. while completing undergraduate coursework. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, watching crime and legal dramas, and trying new restaurants.

Recent Stories

San Diego County Sheriff's Department Targets Distracted Drivers

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To mark National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April, sheriff's deputies will have a zero-tolerance policy for drivers using their cellphones.

Feds To Investigate Misconduct By San Diego Police Officers

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Federal and local agencies are conducting investigations into charges of police misconduct in the San Diego Police Department.

Gov. Brown Has OK'd Releasing More 'Lifers' From Prison Than Predecessors

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Gov. Jerry Brown has approved the release of more prisoners who were sentenced to life with the possibility of parole than previous governors. We're going to be looking at the legal considerations and the reaction from victims.

Quadriplegic Cyclist Bikes From Arizona To San Diego

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Chris Wenner, a quadriplegic, completed a 400-mile cycling trip to San Diego as part of his preparation for a 10,000-mile cross-country tricycle ride.

Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall Visits San Diego

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A traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial has come to San Diego for people to pay their respects.

What’s In A Proclamation? It’s The Sentiment That Counts

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Ever wonder what a city proclamation actually is, and where they come from? Want to see all 700 from 2013?

California Legislators To Outline Bill Requiring Cell Phone 'Kill Switches'

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California state legislators plan to introduce a bill on Friday requiring all cell phones in California to have a "kill switch."

SDSU Students Look Forward To Opening Of New Student Center

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San Diego State University students returning to school next week will able to use the school's new LEED platinum Student Union.

Veterans Group Planning Challenge Of Judge's Order To Remove Soledad Cross

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The San Diego veterans group who erected the cross on Mt. Soledad is planning to challenge a federal judge's ruling that the 43-foot-tall cross must be removed.

AIDS Memorial Quilt Visits UC San Diego For World AIDS Day

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Sections of the AIDS Memorial Quilt were on display at UC San Diego's World AIDS Day event, where the theme was "getting to zero" — zero new infections, zero stigma and zero HIV-related deaths.

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