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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 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.

Surprising Culinary Combination To Visit San Diego Sunday: A Vegan,...

Surprising Culinary Combination To Visit San Diego Sunday: A Vegan, French Chef

July 13
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Celebrated French chef Jean-Christian Jury has cooked in restaurants and kitchens across the globe. A heart attack led him to embrace a vegan diet more than a decade ago. Now Jury has written "Vegan - The Cookbook" which he hopes will make plant-based foods accessible and appealing to more people.

'My First Day' Episode 4

'My First Day' Episode 4

July 12
By Megan Burke

The fourth episode of the podcast brings us the story of Mohammad Farazian who moved from Iran to San Diego 14 years ago to pursue a doctorate in electrical engineering at UC San Diego.

Group Advocating For Creation Of 'Trauma-Informed' Legislation In S...

Group Advocating For Creation Of 'Trauma-Informed' Legislation In Sacramento

July 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Could state policies be improved by a greater understanding of the lingering effects of childhood trauma?

'My First Day' Episode 3

'My First Day' Episode 3

July 5
By Megan Burke

"My First Day" is a podcast produced through the KPBS Explore project, an initiative to bring original content from and about the San Diego community.

GOP Reportedly Recruiting San Diego Mayor Faulconer For '18 Governo...

GOP Reportedly Recruiting San Diego Mayor Faulconer For '18 Governor's Race

June 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The Los Angeles Times reports Republican Party leaders, including House majority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) and state party chairman Jim Brulte, are part of an effort to recruit Faulconer because, "he is viewed as the strongest possible contender."

'My First Day' Episode 2

'My First Day' Episode 2

June 28
By Megan Burke

"My First Day" is a podcast produced through the KPBS Explore project, an initiative to bring original content from and about the San Diego community.

Why Dirt Is Good For Your Child's Health And Other Answers Form New...

Why Dirt Is Good For Your Child's Health And Other Answers Form New Book By UC San Diego Scientist

June 28
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Is it OK for my child to eat dirt? Should I get a dog? What causes colic? Are microbes to blame? Those are just a few of the questions Rob Knight, a co-founder of the American Gut project, has been asked over the years by new parents and parents-to-be concerned about how to keep their children safe and healthy.

DEA Seizes Massive Quantity Of Synthetic Opiate In San Diego

DEA Seizes Massive Quantity Of Synthetic Opiate In San Diego

June 23
By Alison St John, City News Service, Megan Burke

A long-term investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has led to one of the nation's largest seizures of fentanyl and a federal indictment against three alleged traffickers, federal prosecutors in San Diego announced Monday.

New Podcast Brings Stories Of San Diegans' First Day In The City

New Podcast Brings Stories Of San Diegans' First Day In The City

June 21
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

My First Day is a podcast produced through the KPBS Explore project, an initiative to bring original content from and about the San Diego community.

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