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Laura Wingard

News and Digital Editor

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Laura Wingard manages a team of digital producers responsible for presenting news stories and features for KPBS’ online audience and promoting those stories through social media. She also oversees a team of three reporters.

Laura joined KPBS after working as a top editor at three metropolitan newspapers in California and Nevada, including The San Diego Union-Tribune. As metro editor at the U-T, she directed coverage of the October 2007 wildfires and the 2010 disappearance of Poway teenager Chelsea King. She also oversaw the reporting on San Diego's pension crisis and the resignation of Mayor Dick Murphy.

Before joining the U-T, Laura worked at the Las Vegas Review-Journal as the city editor and as an award-winning reporter covering the environment and politics. She also was the assistant managing editor for metro at The Press-Enterprise in Riverside.

She earned her bachelor's degree at California State University, Fullerton, with a double major in communications/journalism and political science.

Recent Stories

Report: Lapses In Supervision, Accountability Led to SDPD Misconduct Cases

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The federal probe found gaps in San Diego police policies regarding officer misconduct cases as well as a lack of consistent supervision.

San Diego Chargers Not On Board With Mayor's Stadium Plan

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The Chargers' effort to replace the 47-year-old Qualcomm Stadium began in April 2002, nearly 13 years ago.

Ex-DeMaio Aide Who Claimed Sexual Harassment Arrested

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Todd Bosnich, who claimed GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio sexually harassed him, was arrested Tuesday by San Diego police on charges of assaulting his mother.

Second Person Dies In Carlsbad Crash

The 79-year-old driver of a car that crashed Sunday in Carlsbad has died, police said Tuesday. Her 91-year-old passenger from Oceanside died at the scene.

Peters Up Nearly 4,500 Votes Over DeMaio; AP Declares Peters Winner

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Democratic Congressman Scott Peters is not claiming victory, and his challenger, Republican Carl DeMaio, has not conceded. But new vote totals released Friday night show Peters ahead by 4,491 votes with about 10,000 ballots to be counted.

State Measure To Make Some Nonviolent Crimes Misdemeanors Passes

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Proposition 47, co-authored by ex-San Diego Police Chief Bill Lansdowne, was being supported by 58 percent of the state's voters when the Associated Press called the measure.

Filner's First Accuser Reflects On Sexual Harassment Scandal

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"I did this for other women ... who have been at the sharpest edge of an arrow, the target of somebody who's abusing power," said Irene McCormack Jackson, in explaining why she sued then-Mayor Bob Filner and the city of San Diego for sexual harassment.

San Diegans Celebrate The Fourth With Parades, Picnics and Pyrotechnics

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San Diego County's red, white and blue spirit showed up at parades, pancake breakfasts, picnics and fireworks shows on Friday.

FBI Warns Of Potential Scams In Aftermath Of San Diego County Fires

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The public should check out charities asking for disaster relief for the fire victims, and homeowners who suffered losses should make sure scammers don't come after them, said FBI spokesman Darrell Foxworth.

Cal Fire: Get Ready San Diegans For A 'Prolonged Fire Season'

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The wildfires that blew through San Diego County this past week destroyed 65 homes, scorched some 27,000 acres and possibly led to one man's death. A Cal Fire official said the region was fortunate it wasn't worse and should expect a "fairly prolonged fire season."

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