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Megan Burke

Senior Producer

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Megan Burke is the senior producer for KPBS Midday Edition. Her prior production credits include KPBS Evening Edition, KPBS Roundtable, and San Diego’s DNA, a two-part documentary on the region’s oldest traditions and culture using personal artifacts and oral histories of San Diegans.

Prior to joining the news staff, Megan managed several outreach campaigns including KPBS’ Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Initiative. The project included Emmy award-winning television spots, an extensive web site, local programming and events, and a statewide grant campaign. She also produced the Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero Awards Ceremonies from 2002-2008.

Megan has been with KPBS since 1999 and has a journalism degree from San Diego State University.

Recent Stories by Megan Burke

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First Person: Strengthening North County's Gay Community

June 11
By Megan Burke

A decade ago, there wasn’t any formal support in North County for people who often said they felt invisible.

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First Person: The Personal Impact Of Being Racially Profiled By A Neighbor

June 11
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

Last month a neighbor took a photograph of Ike Iloputaife while he was walking his dogs. The photograph was then used by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department identifying him as a person of interest in a burglary investigation.

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A Novel Matchmaker For Authors And Readers

June 7
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

Novel Network is a website where book club members can sign up to be set up with best selling authors who are willing to attend their meetings, either in person or electronically, to talk about their books.

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Midday Edition 2018 Primary Election Special

June 6
By Brooke Ruth, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Who won, who lost and who's moving on to the general election in November? Wednesday's KPBS Midday Edition has a primary election roundup. Some results were predictable, while some were surprising.

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First Person: A Delayed Post-Traumatic Stress Diagnosis Inspired A Vietnam Vet To Help Others

May 28
By Megan Burke

Bill Rider remembers an early experience with what would much later be diagnosed as post-traumatic stress and what led him to start a non-profit, American Combat Veterans of War, to help other veterans heal from the wounds of war.

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How A Climate Scientist Became An Ecovangelist For His Children's Future

May 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Peter Kalmus, a NASA climate scientist, set out to reduce his own personal carbon footprint. He reduced his use of fossil fuels over a four-year period and wrote a book about what normal people can do to lessen their impact on the planet.

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San Diego Researchers Playing Leading Role In Landmark 'All Of Us' Project

May 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

An ambitious effort to speed up medical research by collecting health data from one million participants has just gotten underway. UC San Diego researchers are running part of the landmark research project called "All of Us."

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Video Showing Force Used By Vista Sheriff's Deputies Prompts Investigation

May 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The San Diego County Sheriff's department said it is launching an internal review after a video posted to Facebook appears to show sheriff's deputies hitting one restrained suspect repeatedly in the head and slamming a second handcuffed suspect’s head into a fence.

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What's Next For Qualcomm Now That Broadcom's Hostile Takeover Is No Longer An Option?

March 22
By Megan Burke, Michael Lipkin

Qualcomm is safe from Broadcom’s hostile takeover after President Trump blocked the deal last week over national security concerns. But there could still be turmoil at San Diego’s biggest public company. Qualcomm’s shareholders will meet Friday to vote on a new board of directors.

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How San Diego Businesses, Government Can Help Get More Electric Cars On the Road

March 21
By Megan Burke, Michael Lipkin

Gov. Jerry Brown has called for 5 million electric vehicles in California by 2030. It is an ambitious goal, since there are fewer than half a million electric vehicles on the road in California right now.

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