Megan Burke is a producer for KPBS Midday Edition and KPBS Evening Edition. She also produced 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.
In a second report on the illegal sex trade in San Diego, a local teenager talks about her new documentary called "TRUTH."
The study documents what local law enforcement officials already know, that many of the sex workers in the San Diego region are vulnerable young women, forced or manipulated into a trade that is highly profitable
San Diego's new police chief, Shelley Zimmerman, is a 31-year veteran on the force. She is now one of only eight women police chiefs in major U.S. cities.
The latest numbers on income versus cost of living in San Diego finds that 38 percent of families in the region can't make ends meet.
Through her story of her own roots journey to Minkowitz, author Judith Fein said she hopes it will encourage others to make a voyage into their own heritage.
This week, the United Nations officials said Syrians are about to replace Afghans as the world's largest refugee population. The International Rescue Committee is calling on the U.S. to bring 12,000 Syrian refugees to the United States. If that happens, some may come to San Diego.
It's still flu-season in San Diego, and many businesses tell employees to stay home if their feeling sick, to keep the workplace healthy. But what if you're not paid when you take a sick day off? Would you decide to stay home and get better, or drag yourself in to work, no matter what?
Writer Jeanette Walls is a gossip columnist turned memoirist turned novelist. Her latest work is a novel about two girls trapped in a dysfunctional childhood called "The Silver Star."
Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is in a maximum security Mexican prison following his capture. His prosecution on dozens of charges could last for years. But experts say it won't stop the flow of drugs across the border.
One of the most significant changes in football is now the subject of a book, "Breaking The Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Game and Changed the Course of Civil Rights" by New York Times columnist and Columbia Professor Samuel G. Freedman.