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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

Victims Of Police Violence Honored At City Heights Vigil

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A moment of silence was held at the City Heights Performance Annex on Thursday afternoon to honor Michael Brown and victims of police brutality.

San Diego's Police Officer Retention Problems Hit New Low

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As the city continues to struggle with recruiting and retaining its police force, the San Diego officers union says the number of patrol officers has fallen below the minimum requirement.

Mayor Vetoes San Diego Minimum Wage Increase; Council Considers Override

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The mayor has previously said the ordinance increasing the city's minimum wage would raise prices and cause layoffs.

A Few Actions The San Diego City Council Took Before Vacation

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The San Diego City Council put off deciding on big issues at the last meeting before a month-long recess.

Keeping Accounts Secure When Russian Hackers Steal More Than A Billion Web Credentials

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If you’ve been on the web recently, you probably have heard about a Russian hacking gang that stole more than a billion user names and passwords. Here's how to beef up your security.

How The Ebola Serum Traveled From San Diego To West Africa

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The serum used to treat two American aid workers infected with the Ebola virus was developed based on research conducted in San Diego.

What's Next For San Diego Convention Center Expansion?

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The fate of the $520 million Convention Center project is uncertain after a state appeals court ruled Friday that the city's plan to fund the expansion was unconstitutional.

217-acre Banner Fire East Of Julian Contained

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Cal Fire announced Sunday morning that the Banner fire, which started Thursday, was 100 percent contained. Two homes were destroyed in the brush fire.

County Supervisors Assess If San Diego's Fire Resources Are Enough

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The Board of Supervisors will review Tuesday the aftermath of last month’s fires and discuss recommendations to better prepare the region for the upcoming fire season.

Business Owners Weigh In On Proposal To Raise San Diego's Minimum Wage

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As a San Diego City Council committee gets ready to discuss raising San Diego's minimum wage to $13.09 an hour, we hear from San Diego's small-business community.

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