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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

Run A Biz Near El Cajon Boulevard? The City Is Stopping By To Hear ...

Run A Biz Near El Cajon Boulevard? The City Is Stopping By To Hear Your Concerns

April 24
By Tarryn Mento

Staff from the city of San Diego's Economic Development Department will join volunteers this week to visit Mid City businesses.

A Dose Of Nature Comes To One Of San Diego's Densest Neighborhoods

A Dose Of Nature Comes To One Of San Diego's Densest Neighborhoods

April 14
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego's City Heights neighborhood is now home to a vast network of canyon trails that offer recreational, educational and environmental benefits.

City Heights Soccer Team Sees Glory In Playing For Syria

City Heights Soccer Team Sees Glory In Playing For Syria

April 7
By Tarryn Mento

As the world witnesses the fallout of a chemical weapons attack in Syria, some of that nation’s youngest refugees are finding a way to move forward in their new home in San Diego.

California To Study Its Medical Interpretation Services

California To Study Its Medical Interpretation Services

April 4
By Tarryn Mento

New law will study and pilot a program on interpretation services for patients who speak a language other than English.

New Police Captain Says He's Going 'Home' To Mid City

New Police Captain Says He's Going 'Home' To Mid City

March 30
By Tarryn Mento

When’s the last time you casually called a police officer about a problem in your community? That’s the kind of open dialogue the new police captain in San Diego’s Mid City region says he wants to create between his officers and the community they serve.

City Heights Initiative Tackles Health Disparities While Providing ...

City Heights Initiative Tackles Health Disparities While Providing Job Skills

March 28
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit’s free training program teaches participants how to prevent chronic diseases that ail communities of certain ethnic and racial backgrounds.

First Person: Bosnian Refugee Traces Her Escape From War

First Person: Bosnian Refugee Traces Her Escape From War

March 20
By Tarryn Mento

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

San Diegans Sign Postcards For The President

March 15
By Gina Diamante, Tarryn Mento

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

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

March 15
By Tarryn Mento

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

San Diego Students Can Become Digital Pen Pals With Iraqi Youth

March 9
By Tarryn Mento

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

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