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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

My First Day (As A Navy Seal) Episode 12

My First Day (As A Navy Seal) Episode 12

Sept. 6
By Megan Burke

Episode 12 brings us the story of Ben Betz who moved to Coronado to become a Navy SEAL. He describes his experience during the most infamous part of training, "hell week" on the KPBS podcast, "My First Day."

My First Day Episode 11: Jamex And Einar De La Torre

My First Day Episode 11: Jamex And Einar De La Torre

Aug. 30
By Megan Burke

The de la Torre brothers live on both sides of the U.S. - Mexico border. Exhibitions of their glass sculptures have been held at galleries and museums around the world. In San Diego, their work is on permanent display at the San Diego downtown main library and at the San Diego International Airport among other locations.

First Person: The Healing Love Of A Therapy Dog

First Person: The Healing Love Of A Therapy Dog

Aug. 28
By Megan Burke

Since 2012, Bob Schultze and his Italian greyhound, Hudson, have made more than 200 visits to memory care units, senior centers, the VA and palliative care facilities in San Diego, all in an effort to help people feel better and spread a little four-legged joy.

Q&A: State Sen. Toni Atkins On Housing, Single Payer And LGBT Right...

Q&A: State Sen. Toni Atkins On Housing, Single Payer And LGBT Rights Bills

Aug. 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

As the White House finalizes plans on barring transgender individuals in the military, California legislators are considering a bill to require transgender rights training. It would be the first law in the nation to require business to offer training about gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation.

KPBS Community Outreach Manager Reflects On Being From Charlottesville

KPBS Community Outreach Manager Reflects On Being From Charlottesville

Aug. 17
By Megan Burke

Over the past few days, Americans have gotten to know Charlottesville, Virginia, as the place where racial violence erupted, killing and injuring protestors. But one of our colleagues at KPBS knows Charlottesville in a very different way — as her hometown.

My First Day Episode 9

My First Day Episode 9

Aug. 16
By Megan Burke

The ninth episode brings us the story of Victoria Barrana who came to San Diego in 1999 to learn English. At the time she had recently been disappointed by a rejection from medical school in her native Brazil, and was unsure of what to do with her life.

Registrar Responds To Claims San Diego Has More Registered Voters T...

Registrar Responds To Claims San Diego Has More Registered Voters Than Are Eligible

Aug. 11
By Megan Burke, Michael Lipkin

A conservative legal group is accusing San Diego County of not doing enough to keep track of who should be allowed to vote.

My First Day Episode 8

My First Day Episode 8

Aug. 9
By Megan Burke

The eighth episode brings us the story of Somalia-native Famo Musa who emigrated to San Diego from a refugee camp in Kenya in 2004, when she was twelve. She came with her parents and five sisters. She spoke no English when she started the seventh grade.

What's Up With The Humidity In San Diego?

What's Up With The Humidity In San Diego?

Aug. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

San Diegans have been slogging through a wave of summer weather that feels more like the Florida Everglades than sunny San Diego. The question is, when will it end?

Black Lives Matter Movement Inspires SDSU Class On Black Minds In E...

Black Lives Matter Movement Inspires SDSU Class On Black Minds In Education

Aug. 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

A portion of the eight-week class, Black Minds Matter, will be free and open to the public via a live webcast.

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