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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

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.

My First Day Episode 7

My First Day Episode 7

Aug. 2
By Megan Burke

The seventh episode brings us the story of David Bejarano who retired in December after a 35-year career in law enforcement in San Diego and Chula Vista. Bejarano first arrived in December 1977 to be with his then-girlfriend, Esperanza, who had also recently moved from El Paso, Texas.

Salk, UC San Diego Scientists Reveal First Look At 3-D Structure Of...

Salk, UC San Diego Scientists Reveal First Look At 3-D Structure Of DNA

July 28
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Salk and UC San Diego researchers have revealed for the first time the 3-D structure of DNA in living human cells. The discovery is expected to impact scientists ability to design drugs for hard to treat diseases.

My First Day Episode 6

My First Day Episode 6

July 26
By Megan Burke

The sixth episode brings us the story of Magda Marquet who moved to San Diego in 1986 from Europe. She came with her husband who was about to begin a post-doctorate program at UC San Diego.

My First Day Episode 5

My First Day Episode 5

July 19
By Megan Burke

The fifth episode brings us the story of Captain Jack Ensch who moved with his young family to San Diego in 1966 to begin his military career as a naval aviator. This coincided with the time that the Vietnam War was ramping up.

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