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Laura Wingard

Contributor through August 2016

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Laura Wingard previously served as a news and digital editor. In that role, she managed a team of producers responsible for presenting news stories and features for KPBS’ online audience and promoting those stories through social media.

Laura joined KPBS after working as a top editor at three metropolitan newspapers in California and Nevada, including The San Diego Union-Tribune. As metro editor at the U-T, she directed coverage of the October 2007 wildfires and the 2010 disappearance of Poway teenager Chelsea King. She also oversaw the reporting on San Diego's pension crisis and the resignation of Mayor Dick Murphy.

Before joining the U-T, Laura worked at the Las Vegas Review-Journal as the city editor and as an award-winning reporter covering the environment and politics. She also was the assistant managing editor for metro at The Press-Enterprise in Riverside.

She earned her bachelor's degree at California State University, Fullerton, with a double major in communications/journalism and political science.

Recent Stories by Laura Wingard

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Faulconer Takes On Gov. Brown's Parole Initiative

July 13, 2016
By City News Service, Laura Wingard, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer is going to lead the effort to defeat in the fall Proposition 57, a measure Gov. Jerry Brown proposed that would allow early parole for some non-violent felons.

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SDPD: Two Homeless Men Killed, A Third Badly Hurt In Separate Attacks

July 4, 2016
By City News Service, Laura Wingard

The string of attacks began Sunday morning when police found a burning body on Morena Boulevard near Mission Bay Park. Another man’s body was found Monday in an Ocean Beach park.

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Republican Mayors Congratulate Faulconer For Winning Re-Election

June 7, 2016
By Andrew Bowen, City News Service, Laura Wingard

A group of Republican mayors congratulated San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer for winning re-election. The incumbent Republican easily defeated independent Lori Saldaña and Democrat Ed Harris.

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Top Democrats Block, Atkins Won't Both Vie For Same Senate Seat

Jan. 28, 2016
By Brooke Ruth, Laura Wingard

State Sen. Marty Block announced Thursday he will not run for re-election, avoiding a messy campaign fight with Assemblywoman Toni Atkins. Both are San Diego Democrats.

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Chargers Officially File To Relocate To L.A.; So Do Raiders, Rams

Jan. 4, 2016
By Andrew Bowen, Laura Wingard

Monday was the first day the National Football League began accepting applications from teams wanting to move to Los Angeles. The Chargers, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams all announced late Monday they had taken that step.

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Judge OKs Releasing Video Of SDPD Shooting, Gives Time To Appeal

Dec. 15, 2015
By Claire Trageser, David Wagner, Laura Wingard

U.S. District Judge William Hayes issued his ruling Wednesday morning, a day after a hearing where he heard arguments on making public a security camera video that shows the fatal shooting of Fridoon Rawshan Nehad by a San Diego police officer.

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Report: Lapses In Supervision, Accountability Led to SDPD Misconduct Cases

March 16, 2015
By City News Service, Laura Wingard, Tarryn Mento

The federal probe found gaps in San Diego police policies regarding officer misconduct cases as well as a lack of consistent supervision.

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

Jan. 16, 2015
By Laura Wingard, Tarryn Mento

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

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Ex-DeMaio Aide Who Claimed Sexual Harassment Arrested

Nov. 11, 2014
By Claire Trageser, Laura Wingard

Todd Bosnich, who claimed GOP congressional candidate Carl DeMaio sexually harassed him, was arrested Tuesday by San Diego police on charges of assaulting his mother.

Second Person Dies In Carlsbad Crash

Nov. 11, 2014
By Laura Wingard

The 79-year-old driver of a car that crashed Sunday in Carlsbad has died, police said Tuesday. Her 91-year-old passenger from Oceanside died at the scene.

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