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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

Why The Los Angeles Times Ran A Six-Part Editorial Condemnation Of ...

Why The Los Angeles Times Ran A Six-Part Editorial Condemnation Of Trump

April 7
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The Los Angeles Times Friday published the final installment of a weeklong series of editorials laying out a blistering critique of the presidency and personality of Donald Trump.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer: Local Police Will Not Act As Immig...

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer: Local Police Will Not Act As Immigration Agents

March 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

In response to an inquiry from the San Diego City Council, Mayor Kevin Faulconer gave his clearest indication yet that the city will not participate in any attempt to deputize local law enforcement as Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

South Bay Mayors Call For Prioritizing Tijuana Sewage Infrastructur...

South Bay Mayors Call For Prioritizing Tijuana Sewage Infrastructure Funding After Massive Spill

March 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Baja California's governor is expected to declare a state of emergency in response to last month's massive sewage spill in the Tijuana River.

Many Buskers Want San Diego To Change Rules Of The Game

Many Buskers Want San Diego To Change Rules Of The Game

March 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

They're collecting signatures and some even plan to show up at the San Diego City Council meeting on Tuesday to ask for a change to the city code.

With All This Rain, Can We Go Back To Gardening The Way We Used To?

With All This Rain, Can We Go Back To Gardening The Way We Used To?

Feb. 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The answer is no, but what does the abundance of rain mean for the health of plant life? How can gardeners make the most of the wet weather?

Town Halls Not On The Agenda Of Most Local Congressional Reps

Town Halls Not On The Agenda Of Most Local Congressional Reps

Feb. 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Members of the grassroots movement Indivisible have been calling on the members of Congress to host town hall-style meetings in order to hear constituents' concerns about the policies of the Trump administration.

US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky To Perform At Point Loma Writer's Sy...

US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky To Perform At Point Loma Writer's Symposium

Feb. 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Pinsky and members of the Point Loma Nazarene University Jazz Combo preview their performance Tuesday on Midday Edition.

From The Dakota Access Pipeline To The Border Wall, Series Explores...

From The Dakota Access Pipeline To The Border Wall, Series Explores Disputes Over Sacred Indian Lands

Feb. 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

KJZZ Fronteras News Desk reporter Laurel Morales discusses how producing the "Earth + Bone" series changed the way she looks at what is sacred.

Research At The Salk Institute Suggests Simple Nutrient Support May...

Research At The Salk Institute Suggests Simple Nutrient Support May Help Cure Infections

Jan. 30
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

When we get sick, oftentimes we don't feel like taking a shower, we might just sleep all day long and we aren't even hungry -- a newly published study by a team of researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies looks at how that loss of appetite may affect our ability to get well.

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Premieres Chinese Typewriter Ex...

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum Premieres Chinese Typewriter Exhibit

Jan. 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The machines, which were first made around the turn of the 20th century, are a technological marvel since the Chinese language has more than 70,000 characters and no alphabet.

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