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Lara McCaffrey

Web Producer

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As web producer, Lara McCaffrey is responsible for writing web stories, copy editing and updating the station’s website. Prior to joining KPBS, Lara worked as a freelance journalist for San Diego CityBeat, HerMoney, OK Whatever, Out There podcast and more.

She also interned for Psychology Today and reached millions of readers as a senior content creator at digital media company 101 Network.

Lara has a master's in journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's in political science from University of California, San Diego.

Recent Stories by Lara McCaffrey

Preparations are made prior to a dress rehearsa...

San Diego County Politicians React To Biden, Harris Inauguration

Jan. 20
By City News Service, Lara McCaffrey

Some of San Diego County’s political leaders released statements Wednesday in reaction to the inauguration.

A family plays in a public playground in Poway,...

Playgrounds To Remain Open In San Diego County

Dec. 9, 2020
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service, Lara McCaffrey

Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered playgrounds closed last week under the new stay-at-home order. But parents and state lawmakers pushed back.

Dead trees in the Cleveland National Forest in ...

Natural Reserves Closed Through Monday Due To California Wildfires

Sept. 12, 2020
By Lara McCaffrey

California Department of Fish and Wildlife closed 49 of its wildlife areas and ecological reserves that are near U.S. Forest Service boundaries.

Protesters marching in La Mesa, Calif. August 1...

Protesters Gather In La Mesa To Demand Justice For Women Of Color

Aug. 1, 2020
By City News Service, Lara McCaffrey

Demonstrators gathered Saturday at La Mesa City Hall to demand justice for women of color as the city set temporary restrictions in a two-block downtown zone.

A still image from the La Mesa Police Departmen...

La Mesa Police Release Bodycam Video, ID Officer Who Shot Grandmother With Bean Bag Round During Protest

July 22, 2020
By Alexander Nguyen, Lara McCaffrey, Max Rivlin-Nadler

Leslie Furcron was injured after being shot in the forehead during a protest in front of the La Mesa Police Department headquarters May 30.

San Diego Fire Department trucks and personnel ...

Sailors Injured In Three-Alarm Fire Aboard USS Bonhomme Richard At Naval Base San Diego

July 12, 2020
By City News Service, Lara McCaffrey, Matt Hoffman

Seventeen sailors and four civilians were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries after a fire broke out aboard the amphibious assault ship Sunday.

Beachgoers flock to Fletcher Cove in Solana Bea...

Cool Zones Designated Across San Diego County As Hot Temperatures Soar

July 11, 2020
By City News Service, John Carroll, Lara McCaffrey

San Diego is hot and humid this weekend with heat advisories in several areas. To help beat the hot weather, the county has set up locations to cool off.

People cool off at Waterfront Park in front of ...

Free And Fun Activities This Summer For Kids In San Diego

July 11, 2020
By Lara McCaffrey

From free books and movies to exploring parks and trails, there’s lots to do this summer that’s easy on the wallet.

SDCCU Stadium is shown in this undated photo.

City Approves Agreement For SDSU To Purchase Mission Valley Stadium Site

July 1, 2020
By Lara McCaffrey

Leaders at SDSU and the city of San Diego have completed one of the largest most complex real estate deals in the city’s history.

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