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Claire Trageser

Multimedia Enterprise Reporter

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Claire Trageser is a multimedia reporter for KPBS. She writes and produces in depth coverage for radio, television and the web and covers a variety of topics, including politics, the environment and education. Claire was part of the team that covered allegations of sexual harassment against former Mayor Bob Filner, his resignation and the special election that followed. She also covers the city of San Diego's budget process, helped create the interactive KPBS Budget Game and does enterprise stories about issues impacting San Diegans.

Claire studied chemistry at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. She then earned a master's degree in journalism at UC Berkeley, where she worked at the Knight Digital Media Center and completed a master's project with Michael Pollan.

Recent Stories by Claire Trageser

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As He Leaves City Council, David Alvarez Turns Attention To Border Relations

Dec. 5
By Claire Trageser

San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez is leaving his job representing southern communities such as Barrio Logan and San Ysidro after eight years.

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San Diego Nonprofits, Churches Host Turkey Giveaways

Nov. 19
By Claire Trageser

For many, the signature dish at this year's Thanksgiving meal is not in the budget.

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San Diego Businesses In Low Income Or High-Minority Areas Far Less Likely To Get Bank Loans

Nov. 8
By Claire Trageser

Where a business is located in San Diego County can have a big impact on whether it receives a bank loan, according to federal data. The data shows that businesses in low-income or high-minority census tracts were far less likely to receive funds from banks.

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City Council President Cole Losing Fight To Keep Her Seat In District 4

Nov. 6
By Claire Trageser

San Diego Council President Myrtle Cole is hoping to fend off an unexpected challenge from former staffer Monica Montgomery in the race for San Diego Council District 4.

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Democrat Tommy Hough Hopes To Unseat Republican Chris Cate In San Diego District 6

Nov. 6
By Claire Trageser

Republican incumbent City Councilman Chris Cate is hoping to defeat Democratic challenger Tommy Hough in San Diego City Council District 6.

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#ShowUsYourMailers: Outside Group Spending On Solana Beach Council Elections

Nov. 1
By Claire Trageser

A political action committee based in Murrieta is spending thousands of dollars to attack current members of the Solana Beach City Council and support new faces running for council seats.

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#ShowUsYourMailers: Labor Council Mailers Supporting Myrtle Cole Have Bold Claims

Oct. 25
By Claire Trageser

Mailers sent out by San Diego Works!, a political action committee sponsored by the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, make a few bold claims about San Diego City Council President Myrtle Cole.

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Outside Spending Surges In San Diego City Council Races

Oct. 12
By Claire Trageser

Political action committees and other outside organizations are spending heavily in the San Diego City Council races that will be decided Nov. 6, especially in Republican incumbent Lorie Zapf’s District 2. That race could potentially change the balance of power on the council.

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Former Radio Host Hopes To Unseat Incumbent In City Council District 6 Race

Oct. 10
By Claire Trageser

Democrat Tommy Hough hopes to unseat Chris Cate, the Republican incumbent councilman, in San Diego City Council District 6, which covers communities including Clairemont Mesa, Kearny Mesa, Mira Mesa and Sorrento Valley.

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Monica Montgomery On The Race For San Diego City Council District 4

Oct. 8
By Claire Trageser, Marissa Cabrera

Monica Montgomery is challenging incumbent City Council President Myrtle Cole to represent voters in District 4, which covers neighborhoods such as Oak Park, Encanto and Paradise Hills.

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