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 joining KPBS, Tarryn was a Pulliam Fellow at The Arizona Republic and a video journalist for the national campaign "Face the Facts USA." 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 for her investigation on the safety of imported produce. She was also part of a team of student journalists who reported on the Dominican Republic's stateless population. Her reporting was part of a project recognized by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.
A native of Syracuse, N.Y., Tarryn completed her undergraduate education in journalism at SUNY-Albany, where she was staff writer at her university paper. She was also an editorial intern for the capital region's daily paper, Times Union.
As fast food workers across the U.S. rally in support of higher wages, San Diegans are planning to join in.
While you were enjoying your day off Saturday, hundreds of El Cajon volunteers were sweating it out building a new playground at a local community center in just one day.
Hoping to make a difference one piece of trash at a time, San Diego volunteers scoured Mission Beach for trash, debris and the always-present cigarette butts.
Routine firefighting training on the ground at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar sent smoke in the air that was visible from nearby neighborhoods.
Former Mayor Bob Filner was booked in and released from jail Saturday morning. He pleaded guilty Oct. 15 to one felony count of false imprisonment and two counts of misdemeanor battery.
Winds speeds of 25 to 40 mph are expected and gusts could get up to 55 to 65 mph, the National Weather Service said.
Smoke from a brush fire on Camp Pendleton can be seen around North County.
Local fire-fighting agencies are on high alert this weekend amid dry and windy conditions in San Diego County, CAL FIRE said Friday.
How is this special mayoral race different from a regular election process?
The people who pour your Frosty or wrap your Egg McMuffin live off a minimum wage income. They rallied in San Diego and across the country to say that's not enough.