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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

San Diego's Little Saigon Cultural District Gets Some Fre...

San Diego's Little Saigon Cultural District Gets Some Fresh Branding

Feb. 19
By Tarryn Mento and Ernesto Munoz and Brian Myers / Media Arts Center San Diego

The city-designated Little Saigon Cultural and Commercial District received a new landmark mural thanks to artistic nomads.

First Person: From Refugee To Proprietor

First Person: From Refugee To Proprietor

Feb. 19
By Tarryn Mento

Queentabel Banka opened her hair braiding business in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood shortly after arriving in the U.S.

Coalition Calls On County Supervisors To Add Evening Budg...

Coalition Calls On County Supervisors To Add Evening Budget Hearing

Feb. 14
By Tarryn Mento

A handful of speakers Wednesday called on elected officials to reverse their decision to not hold an evening meeting. More than 275 signed petitions in support of an evening meeting were also submitted to the board.

How San Diego's Needy Families Can Get A Bigger Tax Refund

How San Diego's Needy Families Can Get A Bigger Tax Refund

Feb. 12
By Tarryn Mento

San Diegans lose out on an estimated $137 million in state and federal tax credits each year.

Mayor's Selection For Next SDPD Chief Says Public Should ...

Mayor's Selection For Next SDPD Chief Says Public Should Expect Transparency

Feb. 6
By Tarryn Mento

Assistant Chief David Nisleit answers questions about community policing, a 2016 report on racial profiling by police and a coalition's public call for specific changes at SDPD.

Report Finds San Diego's Immigrant Community Tied To Regi...

Report Finds San Diego's Immigrant Community Tied To Region's Economic Prosperity

Feb. 2
By City News Service, Tarryn Mento

A new report breaks down the contributions of San Diego's immigrant community.

Hundreds Coming Together In San Diego To Support Newcomers

Hundreds Coming Together In San Diego To Support Newcomers

Feb. 1
By Tarryn Mento

Local leaders in business, education, government and the community will brainstorm how to better serve San Diego’s immigrants.

Tutoring Nonprofit Looking For Help To Give Refugee Stude...

Tutoring Nonprofit Looking For Help To Give Refugee Students A Boost

Jan. 31
By Tarryn Mento

A local nonprofit in San Diego's City Heights neighborhood runs an after-school program to bridge that learning gap, but the group said it also needs help.

Free Puppet Shows In City Heights Aren’t Just For Kids

Free Puppet Shows In City Heights Aren’t Just For Kids

Jan. 26
By Tarryn Mento

In its second year, an upcoming series will bring professional puppeteers to the City Heights Performing Annex.

On D.C. Trip, San Diego Mayor Plans To Tout NAFTA’s Success

On D.C. Trip, San Diego Mayor Plans To Tout NAFTA’s Success

Jan. 23
By Tarryn Mento

Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s trip comes as representatives from the U.S., Mexico and Canada are in Montreal to renegotiate the trade deal, which President Donald Trump has opposed.

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