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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 Betting On Lower-Income Entrepreneurs

San Diego Betting On Lower-Income Entrepreneurs

Dec. 12
By Tarryn Mento

A new initiative aims to make economic prosperity accessible to all San Diegans.

Coalition Working To Share Fire Updates With Migrant Farm Workers

Coalition Working To Share Fire Updates With Migrant Farm Workers

Dec. 8
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit community health organization said they're working on-the-ground to keep Spanish-speaking farm workers and their families informed about the Lilac fire.

Several Horses Killed, Hundreds Let Loose Amid Fast-Moving Lilac Fire

Several Horses Killed, Hundreds Let Loose Amid Fast-Moving Lilac Fire

Dec. 7
By Tarryn Mento

An estimated 10 to 20 horses at a Bonsall training facility died.

How San Diego's Foreign Language Speakers Stay Informed About Wildf...

How San Diego's Foreign Language Speakers Stay Informed About Wildfires

Dec. 7
By Tarryn Mento

As the wildfire threat level climbs, how can non-English speakers get informed?

Coffee House Expansion Aims To Serve More Employees, Not Just Custo...

Coffee House Expansion Aims To Serve More Employees, Not Just Customers

Dec. 4
By Tarryn Mento

The nonprofit City Heights Coffee House in Mid-City San Diego has a mission to pay, train and mentor workers who often face barriers to employment.

Local Law Day Event Recognized As Best In The Country

Local Law Day Event Recognized As Best In The Country

Nov. 27
By Tarryn Mento

The American Bar Association recognized the City Heights Law Day 2017 event, which focused on informing the public about their 14th Amendment rights.

San Diego Resettlement Agency Says It Made Changes After KPBS Inves...

San Diego Resettlement Agency Says It Made Changes After KPBS Investigation

Nov. 21
By Tarryn Mento

IRC San Diego's acting executive director Mireille Cronin Mather discusses changes made after a KPBS investigation found refugee families were placed in homes that were too small.

Family Business Celebrates 45 Years As 'A Little Bit Of The Country...

Family Business Celebrates 45 Years As 'A Little Bit Of The Country' In The City

Nov. 17
By Tarryn Mento

San Diego is one of the largest cities in the nation, but in the City Heights neighborhood, there’s a family-owned business that’s resisted urbanization for decades.

Sidewalk, Streetlight Improvements Could Bring Healthier Future To ...

Sidewalk, Streetlight Improvements Could Bring Healthier Future To City Heights

Nov. 16
By Tarryn Mento

Street enhancements in San Diego's City Heights community may bring more than just well-lit pathways to the underserved area.

City Heights Nearly Tops List Of Hottest Zip Codes For County Home ...

City Heights Nearly Tops List Of Hottest Zip Codes For County Home Sales

Nov. 9
By Tarryn Mento

One of San Diego’s lowest-income communities is seeing a housing boom, which is pleasing homeowners but stoking fears of gentrification.

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