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
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.