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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

San Diego Library Auction Not Huge Money-Maker But City Says Reduces Waste

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While high profile items like the card catalogue were bought, there isn't much demand for bookshelves and old chairs.

San Diego County Helps Dozens Of Animals Displaced By Border Fire

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Whether your pet is a dog, cat, chicken or even an emu, teams are working to rescue animals from a fire burning in east San Diego County.

San Diego Groups Celebrate World Refugee Day

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The topic of refugees has been a contentious talking point lately in the U.S., but World Refugee Day aims to celebrate and welcome displaced people.

San Diego Mayor, Police Chief Talk Safety With LGBT Businesses

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City officials met with representatives from Hillcrest businesses and organizations to address safety concerns in the LGBT community after a mass shooting in Orlando.

How To Own A Piece Of San Diego's Old Central Library

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You can now own a piece of San Diego's old central library. The city will auction off some of the remaining tables, chairs, bookshelves and even a card catalogue on Saturday.

San Diego Voters Excited, Worried About November Presidential Election

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Hillary Clinton’s claim on the Democratic nomination this week marked progress in American politics. But while many San Diego voters were proud to see a woman leading a presidential ticket, their outlook on the country was a little more complex.

New Initiative Aims To Improve Experience Of Refugees In San Diego

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How do you make a new address into a new home? A study aims to answer that question for the thousands of refugees who arrive in San Diego each year.

Coronado Bay Bridge Lighting Project Gets A Jolt

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InterContinental Hotels is set to donate $100,000 to the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge Lighting Fund.

Sidewalk Near Dangerous City Heights Intersection Could See Upgrades This Summer

City staff has pulled together funding for a new sidewalk along a busy road where a 15-year-old skateboarder was killed in an accident last fall.

UCSD, Mexican University Launch Engineering Exchange Program

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Leaders from universities in San Diego and Mexico cut the ribbon Tuesday on a new research collaboration for the development of durable materials.

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