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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 by Tarryn Mento

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Dissecting SCOTUS Case Over Trump's Travel Ban As Ruling Imminent

June 20
By Tarryn Mento

The nine justices are expected to decide by the end of June on a challenge to the president's order that blocks some travelers from North Korea, Venezuela and six predominantly Muslim countries.

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Exploring New Ways To Measure A DA's Job Performance

June 11
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego voters picked their new district attorney last week. But how can you tell if a prosecutor is doing a good job?

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Jewelry, Coffee And Women Empowerment At City Heights Boutique

June 8
By Tarryn Mento and Brian Myers / Media Arts Center of San Diego

Entrepreneurship can bring a lot of rewards, but it also requires a lot of risk. A City Heights-based program is uniting low-income immigrant women to overcome the fear of that risk.

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Summer Stephan Keeps Her Seat In San Diego County District Attorney Race

June 5
By Tarryn Mento

With all precincts reporting, District Attorney candidate Summer Stephan, a Republican and currently the acting interim District Attorney, has 63.7 percent of the vote. San Diego County Public Defender Geneviéve Jones-Wright, a Democrat, has 36.2 percent of the vote.

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9 Questions To Test Your San Diego Voter IQ

May 29
By Tarryn Mento

As voters prepare to head to the polls in the upcoming primary election, check how much you know about county races and measures on the ballot.

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Aero Club Owner Finds Home For Second Bar In City Heights

May 28
By Tarryn Mento

The owner of a popular uptown whiskey bar has launched a new place alongside longtime businesses in the immigrant community.

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Effort Launches To Mobilize Vietnamese Voters In San Diego

May 22
By Tarryn Mento

Viet Vote aims to boost civic engagement among San Diego’s Vietnamese community, one of the largest in the country.

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Fact Check: DA Candidate's Campaign Claims Supporting Opponent A 'Threat' To Public Safety

May 17
By Tarryn Mento

The campaign for Summer Stephan, interim San Diego County District Attorney, is behind a recently launched website that claims supporting DA candidate Geneviéve Jones-Wright is a threat to public safety.

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San Diego Immigrants Examine Past Challenges To Help Future Newcomers

May 14
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit program is asking the public to contribute ideas for making San Diego more welcoming to immigrants.

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San Diego Coalition Seeks Public Input To Improve Newcomer Experience

May 7
By Tarryn Mento

While the national immigration debate largely focuses on how a person enters the country, a local effort is examining the process after immigrants arrive, and it's tapping the public for help.

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