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Tarryn Mento

Speak City Heights Reporter

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Tarryn Mento has reported from three countries and in two languages. Her work has been published by The Washington Post, the Center for Public Integrity’s iWatch News, and El Nuevo Herald.

Prior to serving as the Speak City Heights reporter, Tarryn was the multimedia producer for MetroFocus at WNET in New York City. She was also the web producer and metro reporter for KPBS and a Pulliam Fellow at the Arizona Republic.

She completed her master's degree at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University, where she was named a Carnegie-Knight News 21 Fellow.

A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Tarryn completed her undergraduate education in journalism at SUNY-Albany.

Recent Stories

First Person: Bosnian Refugee Traces Her Escape From War

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For a look at what happens long before refugees arrive on America’s doorstep, we revisit the Bosnian war. Former refugee Senka is a biotech executive now living in San Diego.

San Diegans Sign Postcards For The President

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Nearly 100 San Diegans turned out for a postcard writing event on Wednesday to pen their thoughts and mail them to the White House. It was part of a national effort to send millions of messages to the president on the same day

You Can Mail A 'Dear Mr. Trump' Postcard For Free In City Heights

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There is a national effort underway to send millions of postcards to the president, and local organizations are encouraging residents in one of San Diego’s most diverse neighborhoods to participate.

San Diego Students Can Become Digital Pen Pals With Iraqi Youth

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Programs organized in part by the San Diego Diplomacy Council connect American students with youth in the Middle East.

Voting Time Again For City Heights Residents

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Voters on Monday will cast their ballots for eight seats on the City Heights Area Planning Committee.

City Heights Youth Running Group Sets Personal Record With 5K

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The group that supports many low-income and immigrant students in City Heights had its most successful fundraiser yet, but still needs more funding to cover an-out-of-town trip.

A Video Tour Of What's To Come In The Canyons Of City Heights

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A nonprofit is upgrading several City Heights canyon trails to create a four-and-a-half mile hiking loop.

City Heights Running Club Supports Students On And Off The Track

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The club is hosting its fifth annual 5K fundraiser on Saturday to help sustain its operations.

Driving Economic Development In City Heights One Paint Job At A Time

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A neighborhood nonprofit and community association is encouraging business owners to spruce up their facades to draw more attention to the area.

San Diego Resettlement Agencies Bracing For New Immigration Order

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San Diego’s resettlement agencies are unsure what to expect after reports indicate President Donald Trump will issue a new executive order on immigration.

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