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Tarryn Mento

Metro 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 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.

Recent Stories

Traveling Vietnam War Memorial Replica Helps Veterans, Families Heal

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In Washington D.C., the Vietnam Veterans Memorial wall is an emotional but healing sight for many who experienced one of the nation’s most unpopular wars. A traveling version of the wall that visits hometowns across the country is coming to San Diego on the USS Midway.

San Diego City Council Responds Positively To Faulconer's Proposed Budget

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The $3.2 billion spending plan, which would take effect July 1, includes funding for the repair of 300 miles of streets.

Mayor Faulconer Proposes $3.2 Billion Budget For San Diego

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer is also proposing to expand operating hours at the city's 16 busiest recreation centers from 45 to 60 hours a week.

San Diego Councilman Todd Gloria Announces Bid For State Assembly

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Democrat Todd Gloria said he hopes to help more families and push forward with transportation options if he's elected to the California Legislature.

Amended Belmont Park Lease Approved Despite Lawsuit Threat

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The San Diego City Council approved an amended lease for Belmont Park, the Mission Beach amusement facility that includes a wooden roller coaster, the Plunge pool, shops and eateries.

Lease For Mission Beach's Belmont Park Back Before City Council

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The San Diego City Council on Monday will consider an amended lease for Belmont Park, the Mission Beach amusement facility that includes a wooden roller coaster, the Plunge pool, shops and eateries.

Ex-SeaWorld Trainer Responds To Video Of Him Using Racial Slurs

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John Hargrove, an ex-SeaWorld trainer who released the book "Beneath the Surface," said the company is attempting to hurt his reputation by releasing a video of him using a racial slur.

New Trails In Rancho Peñasquitos Help Preserve San Diego's Landscape

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The new trails increase San Diegans' access to nature in Rancho Peñasquitos but also help preserve the region's sensitive habitats.

San Diego Zoo Says New Baby Jaguar Is Boy

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The jaguar, born on March 12 at the Harry and Grace Steele Elephant Odyssey exhibit, is the third cub for mother, Nindiri.

Gloria, Alvarez Unite As San Diego's Opposing Voice

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During the city of San Diego’s financial struggles and mayoral sexual harassment scandal, partisanship tended to take a back seat. Now, political debate is back, and two city councilmen are leading the charge.

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