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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

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan Discusses California Sanctuary Sta...

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan Discusses California Sanctuary State Law

Nov. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Next week, KPBS and inewsource will present special coverage on the Trump administration's effort to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In preparation for that coverage, KPBS Midday Edition spoke with the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Thomas Homan.

IMAX Film About Aircraft Carriers Opens Friday At The Fleet

IMAX Film About Aircraft Carriers Opens Friday At The Fleet

Nov. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Captain Craig A. Clapperton, former commanding officer of USS Theodore Roosevelt, which is home-ported in San Diego, is featured in the film.

Union-Tribune: Two San Diego Tourists Contract Hepatitis A

Union-Tribune: Two San Diego Tourists Contract Hepatitis A

Nov. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that two tourists who visited San Diego for a Metallica concert in August, developed cases of hepatitis A when they returned home to Utah.

'Rad Scientist' Episode 2: Liang Song Puts Herself Into The 'Shoes'...

'Rad Scientist' Episode 2: Liang Song Puts Herself Into The 'Shoes' Of Plants

Nov. 8
By Megan Burke

The second episode introduces us to Liang Song, a research associate at the Salk Institute. Song loves plants. She eats them, photographs them, she talks to them and she studies them to find out how they respond to stressful conditions like drought.

New KPBS Podcast Introduces 'Rad' San Diego Scientists To The World

New KPBS Podcast Introduces 'Rad' San Diego Scientists To The World

Oct. 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

A new KPBS podcast is trying to bridge the connection between San Diego's scientific community and non-scientists. It's called "Rad Scientist," and its host, Margot Wohl, is working towards her Ph.D. in neuroscience at UC San Diego.

San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob: 'We’ll Never Prevent Anot...

San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob: 'We’ll Never Prevent Another Big Fire'

Oct. 18
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob wanted to make big changes after the fires to invest in fire prevention. The majority of the nearly 300,000 acres burned by the Harris and Witch Creek fires were in the county's unincorporated area represented by Supervisor Jacob.

Navigating San Diego School Choice? There's A Map For That

Navigating San Diego School Choice? There's A Map For That

Oct. 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

San Diego parents now through Nov. 13 have the chance to apply to public schools outside their neighborhood that might be a better fit for their kids. It's called the "school choice window." Families can apply to schools with a dual-language emphasis, an advanced placement focus or even arts and music. Voice of San Diego developed a map to help parents navigate the process.

Governor Brown Signs Bill Allocating $2.1 Million To Address Tijuan...

Governor Brown Signs Bill Allocating $2.1 Million To Address Tijuana Sewage Spills

Oct. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Senate Bill 507 authored by state Sen. Ben Hueso D-Chula Vista and co-authored by Assemblyman Todd Gloria D-San Diego, is one of several efforts being made to solve the problem, as South Bay communities and residents are increasingly losing patience.

Helping San Diego-Resettled Refugees Overcome Trauma

Helping San Diego-Resettled Refugees Overcome Trauma

Oct. 10
By Megan Burke, Tarryn Mento

A City Heights-based organization is bringing community groups and government officials together to provide better services for immigrants suffering from emotional disorders.

Succulents, Popular Water-Wise Plants, Also Act As Wildfire Barrier

Succulents, Popular Water-Wise Plants, Also Act As Wildfire Barrier

Oct. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

San Diegans redoing their landscaping to make it water-wise have probably learned a lot about succulents. The thick, fleshy plants that store water in their leaves are now ubiquitous in neighborhoods across the region. But what might not be as well known is that succulents, including cactus, are big business in San Diego County.

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