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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

Supervisor Dave Roberts Responds To Claims He Misused His Office

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The former staff member alleges San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts misused taxpayer funds, inappropriately delegated campaign responsibilities to government employees and maintained an inappropriate relationship with an employee, according to a claim filed with the county.

San Diegans Favor Parks, Libraries In Upcoming Budget

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For nearly 2½ hours Monday night, community members shared their thoughts on San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

San Diego Council President Sherri Lightner Gets Analytical About Politics

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District 1 Councilwoman Sherri Lightner is the City Council’s first female president. But it's Lightner’s background in engineering that sets her apart on the council.

San Diegans To Weigh In On Proposed City Budget

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You can share your thoughts on San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed fiscal 2016 budget at a City Council meeting Monday evening.

San Diego City Council To Begin Budget Hearings This Week

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The City Council on Monday will begin five days of public hearings to scrutinize Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts July 1.

San Diego Opera Settlement With Former Executives Tops $1 Million

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Newly released tax documents show the former head of the San Diego Opera and its chief fundraiser walked away with more than $1 million in a privately negotiated employment settlement.

Budget Analyst: Faulconer's Proposed Budget Is 'Good News' For San Diegans

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A new report out this week shows Mayor Kevin Faulconer's proposed fiscal 2016 city budget has plenty to offer San Diegans, but points to some future areas of concern.

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 on the USS Midway in San Diego until Thursday at 5 p.m.

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.

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