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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

World Refugee Day: 7 Stories To Read About Resettlement In San Diego

World Refugee Day: 7 Stories To Read About Resettlement In San Diego

June 16
By Tarryn Mento

The region has a long history of welcoming refugees and KPBS has documented it over the years.

First Comes Art, Then Comes A Party, Then Comes Community Empowerment

First Comes Art, Then Comes A Party, Then Comes Community Empowerment

June 15
By Tarryn Mento

Working with neighborhood groups, a trio of community members is setting out to unite residents and shed any negative perception of San Diego's City Heights region.

Is Your Biz In A Business Improvement District? City Reports Show N...

Is Your Biz In A Business Improvement District? City Reports Show Not All Owners Know

June 5
By Tarryn Mento

In the city of San Diego's business improvement districts, owners pay into a fund to promote the area, but not all businesses are aware of their membership in the district.

Early Study Results Show High Rates Of Anxiety Among Syrian Refugee...

Early Study Results Show High Rates Of Anxiety Among Syrian Refugee Kids

May 30
By Tarryn Mento

The preliminary results, shared at the American Psychiatric Association conference, showed within one month of coming to the U.S., nearly two-thirds of kids surveyed had probable anxiety diagnosis and 85 percent had probable separation anxiety.

City Heights Group's Funding For Foreign Trafficking Victims To Con...

City Heights Group's Funding For Foreign Trafficking Victims To Continue

May 24
By Tarryn Mento

This week, we told you about an anti-human trafficking program that was running out of money. Now the organization received some good news.

Trafficking Victims Find Lifeline At City Heights Agency, But Fundi...

Trafficking Victims Find Lifeline At City Heights Agency, But Funding May Run Dry

May 22
By Tarryn Mento

A nonprofit in City Heights runs an anti-human trafficking program focused on assisting immigrant victims, but it may not have enough funding to finish out the fiscal year.

Asylum 101: Different Pathways Asylum-Seekers, Refugees Take To Rea...

Asylum 101: Different Pathways Asylum-Seekers, Refugees Take To Reach The US

May 8
By Tarryn Mento

You may know about refugees but what do you know about asylum-seekers?

Nonprofit, School Board Invest $15 Million In Scientific Future Of ...

Nonprofit, School Board Invest $15 Million In Scientific Future Of City Heights Students

May 2
By Tarryn Mento

The tuition-free learning and research center will boost science education.

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.

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