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Emilyn Mohebbi, KPBS podcast producer

Emilyn Mohebbi

Podcast Producer

Emilyn Mohebbi is the “KPBS San Diego News Now” podcast producer. She was previously a producer for “KPBS Midday Edition” and a Gloria Penner Fellow working with the "KPBS Evening Edition" team. Her other professional experience includes working at NBC 7 as a story producer, where she produced, wrote, edited video and prepared story segments for morning television broadcasts. Emilyn earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from SDSU. She has a passion for news and storytelling. She hopes to eventually become a reporter and anchor.

  • We hear how Padres owner Peter Seidler is rolling up his sleeves to help solve San Diego’s homelessness crisis. In other news, dozens of asylum seekers are sleeping on the Mexican side of the San Ysidro border crossing, and many of them say they do not feel safe in Tijuana and are in desperate need of help. Plus, we have details on some arts events happening in San Diego County this weekend.
  • The bus driver strike in San Diego is raising questions about the privatization of public transit. In other news, a residential treatment program is proving to be helpful for local teens with mental health struggles. And, MLB takes over production and distribution of Padres game broadcasts.
  • The U.S. government still faces economic peril as the debt ceiling debate remains unresolved. In other news, Carlsbad High School students walked out of class Tuesday to protest what they say is a lack of support for the LGBTQ community. Plus, some school districts are facing First Amendment challenges to their inclusion and protection policies for LGBTQ-plus students at school.
  • It was a double celebration in Logan Heights on Memorial Day, marking the anniversary of a neighborhood monument, and honoring a local veteran who died in World War Two. In other news, people who frequently cross the U.S.-Mexico border are targeted in smuggling schemes run by drug traffickers. Plus, in our ongoing series “Under the Same Roof,” we hear from a couple who moved in with one of their parents temporarily to build their bank balance, but then found a reason to stay.
  • More than 15 months after a Navy Seal candidate died during training at Naval Base Coronado, an investigation says multiple failures led to a number of trainees being put at high risk of serious injury, including undetected use of performance enhancing drugs among sailors. In other news, Kuumba Fest is a celebration of Black American culture, and it will be held in San Diego's newly formed Black Arts and Culture district for the first time this weekend. Plus, we have details on some arts events happening in San Diego County over the holiday weekend.
  • More than a hundred child care centers in San Diego County have reported lead levels above state safety standards in drinking water. In other news, nearly 300,000 county residents could get financial help to pay for groceries, but don’t. Plus, we clear up the confusion of what is and will always be the "real" Star Wars Day.