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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

Possible Open Meeting Violation Leads To Do-Over Vote On San Diego Council President

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Sherri Lightner said allegations were raised about whether improper discussions were held before the meeting that put her in the council president seat.

Protesters Want City Council Staffer Fired Over Shooting Comment

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Student protesters are calling for the immediate dismissal of Councilwoman Lorie Zapf’s staff member after the aide made insensitive remarks about them while demonstrating against police brutality at the city’s inauguration.

San Diego's New City Council President Lays Out Priorities

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Sherri Lightner, San Diego's new — and first female — City Council president, said she wants to focus on the priorities of her colleagues and address infrastructure, open data and police officer compensation.

San Diego City Council Staffer Suspended Without Pay After Shooting Comment

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A staffer for Councilwoman Lorie Zapf referred to police brutality protesters as “idiots” and said “I wanted to shoot them" at the city's inauguration Wednesday morning.

Gloria Ousted As San Diego Council President; Fellow Democrat Lightner Elected

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Sitting City Council President Todd Gloria did not get enough votes for another term, despite more than an hour of public speakers supporting him. Democrat Sherri Lightner was elected instead, becoming San Diego's first woman City Council president.

'I Can't Breathe' Protesters Stage Die-In At San Diego City Council Inauguration

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The protesters began their rally outside Golden Hall, chanting "I can't breathe" and "Toy gun, don't shoot." The San Diego City Council met there Wednesday morning for the swearing-in ceremony of Councilman Chris Cate and three re-elected members of the panel.

New San Diego Data Chief Wants To Get Government Records In Public's Hands

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The city of Boston lets citizens track its spending online. In Oakland, public records requests are posted on the city's website. Government tools like these may be coming to San Diego.

First-Quarter Review Shows San Diego's Finances In Good Shape

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By the end of June, the city is expected to be over budget by only $100,000, according to the Financial Management Department's analysis of data from July through September.

Will San Diego City Council Dump Todd Gloria As Its President?

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Rumors are swirling that the San Diego City Council may vote to remove Democrat Todd Gloria as its president and replace him with another Democrat, Sherri Lightner.

San Diego County Leaders To Launch Effort To Battle Alzheimer's

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To battle the disease, which is the third-leading cause of death in the county, officials are proposing a regional strategy to address Alzheimer's treatment, research and awareness in San Diego.

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