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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

First Person: For Gilbert Castellanos Music Is Sustenance

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Throughout his career, Gilbert Castellanos said, he's been inspired to be a “jazz messenger” for the next generation of musicians. He is now molding young musical minds as the artistic director for the non-profit International Academy of Jazz, an after school program.


UC San Diego Hosts 10th Annual Turkey Calling Show

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What started out as an event to keep out-of-school kids occupied before the Thanksgiving holiday has transformed into a turkey tradition at UC San Diego's Geisel Library.

San Diego Somali Community Scared In Wake Of Alleged Hate Crimes

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Law enforcement will meet with the local Somali community to discuss "recent crimes in the community including hate crimes, and a fear of post election uncertainties."

Election Roundup: The Results And What They Mean For San Diego County

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The 2016 election is over. The nation has a new president, California gets a new senator and recreational marijuana is legal. KPBS Midday Edition breaks down how the results could affect San Diegans.

Brittany Maynard's Mother Shares Her Story To Help Families Confronting Terminal Illness

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At age 29, Brittany Maynard moved from California to Oregon so she could use that state's aid-in-dying law to end her life. Maynard's mother, Deborah Ziegler, discusses her daughter's legacy Tuesday on Midday Edition.

Korean Adoptee Film A Centerpiece Of San Diego Asian Film Festival Opening Thursday

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More than 140 films from 15 countries will be shown during the festival at six different theaters throughout San Diego.

Oceanside Native's First Novel About Ordinary Black Lives Met With Praise

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Oceanside native and author Brit Bennett's first novel, "The Mothers," is getting a lot of buzz. Bennett made a splash in 2014 when an essay she wrote about racial injustice published by Jezebel went viral.

First Person: A Dreamer Goes To College

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Imagine getting a letter out of the blue that said your kind words and caring gestures helped a child to achieve her dreams. That's what happened to Monica Medina, the director of diversity, engagement and grants here at KPBS.

Crew Of USS Indianapolis Share Story Of Survival In New Film

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A film screening at San Diego's GI Film Festival documents the tragic sinking of the USS Indianapolis weeks before the end of World War II.

Mt. Soledad Cross Dispute Ends Quietly In Settlement

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After more than 25 years of legal battles over the cross on top of Mt. Soledad, the dispute has quietly ended in a settlement.

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