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Hailey Persinger

Web Producer - Contributor through September 2013

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Hailey Persinger edits and posts stories, video, and other multimedia elements to She also helps maintain the KPBSNews Twitter, Facebook and Google+ accounts.

Before joining KPBS, she worked as a reporter at U-T San Diego and the Killeen Daily Herald. At both papers, she reported on local government and added to breaking news coverage. Hailey contributed reports to the Killeen Daily Herald's coverage of the November 2009 mass shooting at Fort Hood, which won numerous awards from the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors.

Hailey has a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of North Texas in Denton. When not at work, Hailey is either running, attempting to learn computer coding or compulsively checking Twitter.

Recent Stories by Hailey Persinger

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City Employee Levels New Allegations Against Filner

Aug. 15, 2013
By Hailey Persinger, Susan Murphy

Another woman comes forward: Peggy Shannon, 67, said the mayor kissed her, made lewd comments and repeatedly asked for dates.

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Filner Vows To Move Forward As Mayor In Recall Response

Aug. 13, 2013
By Claire Trageser, Hailey Persinger, Sandhya Dirks

Mayor Bob Filner did not mention the sexual harassment allegations against him in his response to the recall effort.

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Filner's Chief Of Staff: City Running At 'Highest Level Of Integrity'

July 30, 2013
By Hailey Persinger, Patty Lane

Burdick spoke Tuesday to the Rachel Maddow Show about a recently adopted rule that the mayor is no longer allowed to meet alone with women and whether Mayor Filner is able to govern the city in light of sexual harassment allegations.

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Allegations Against Filner Reach National Stage

July 19, 2013
By Hailey Persinger

As sexual harassment allegations continue to plague the office of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, local leaders and national pundits are forming their opinions on the story.

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Filner Announces Staff Changes, Appointments In Wake Of Allegations

July 15, 2013
By Hailey Persinger, Sandhya Dirks

The staff changes come less than a week after three key supporters publicly asked Filner to resign as mayor because of sexual harassment allegations that have come to light recently.

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Changes To Domestic Violence Response Protocol Included In Trailer Bill

June 18, 2013
By Hailey Persinger

Several provisions in a bill awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown's signature would wipe out many protections for domestic violence abuse victims, said Sacramento District Attorney Jan Scully in a written statement.

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The Cost Of Power Post-San Onofre

June 7, 2013
By Hailey Persinger

How much will it cost to power your home now that San Onofre is offline for good? Short answer: possibly more.

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U-T San Diego Lays Off Workers, Will Maintain Southwest Riverside Presence

May 28, 2013
By Hailey Persinger

The U-T San Diego laid off several journalists and members of its sales team Tuesday as part of the "process of finalizing its transition following the North County Times acquisition," according to an internal memo shared with inewsource.

SDSU Lavender Graduation Celebrates LGBT Student Community

May 9, 2013
By Hailey Persinger

Janelle Shaffer doesn't get her diploma from the psychology department at San Diego State University until next week. But on Wednesday, she walked across a stage, hugged her family and said a preliminary "goodbye" to the university's LGBTQIA community at this year's Lavender Graduation.

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San Diego Group Celebrates Planting Of 10 Million Trees

April 26, 2013
By Hailey Persinger

How many trees does it take to give some of the poorest people in the world a better future? To the leaders of Plant With Purpose, the answer is easy: about 10 million.

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