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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

San Diego Mayor Faulconer On MSNBC: Infrastructure Repair Is 'Vital'

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A week after mayor Kevin Faulconer delivered his big annual speech, the mayor appeared on national TV commenting on the President Obama’s State of the Union address.

San Diego Chargers Not On Board With Mayor's Stadium Plan

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The Chargers' effort to replace the 47-year-old Qualcomm Stadium began in April 2002, nearly 13 years ago.

Mayor Wants Plan For New Chargers Stadium By This Fall

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced at his first State of the City speech he is creating a task force to develop a plan to build a new stadium for the Chargers. It could be at the current stadium site in Mission Valley or in downtown San Diego.

San Diego Mayors And Their First Big Speeches To the City

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Mayor Kevin Faulconer will lay out his agenda for the year Wednesday night in his inaugural State of the City speech. But how much weight do these annual speeches carry?

Faulconer's San Diego Convention Center Decision Expected Next Week

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For years, the city of San Diego has worked to expand its Convention Center, but a court decision in August brought the project to a halt and little has been mentioned about it since.

Horn, Roberts Begin Final Terms As San Diego County Supervisors

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In office since the mid-1990s, Bill Horn and Ron Roberts will become subject to a new term-limits law in four years.

Chula Vista Moves Toward A Fully Staffed City Council

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The open seat on the Chula Vista City Council will be filled by appointment. The mayor and three sitting council members will select their top candidates Monday.

Lawsuit Filed Challenging McCann's Victory Over Padilla In Tight Chula Vista Race

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A civil lawsuit filed in San Diego County Superior Court Friday challenges John McCann's win over Steve Padilla in November's Chula Vista City Council election.

San Diego County Sheriff Offering Extended Open Application Period

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If you're looking for a new job in the new year, the Sheriff's Department plans to hire 150 deputies in 2015. An open application period runs Friday through Jan. 12.

Yet Another Bad Season Won't Dash Chargers' Stadium Dreams

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The Chargers' elimination from the playoffs marks more than 50 years since the team won a major title, but the Bolts are pushing forward with their dream of a new stadium.

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