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Megan Burke

Senior Producer

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Megan Burke is the senior producer for KPBS Midday Edition. Her prior production credits include KPBS Evening Edition, KPBS Roundtable, and San Diego’s DNA, a two-part documentary on the region’s oldest traditions and culture using personal artifacts and oral histories of San Diegans.

Prior to joining the news staff, Megan managed several outreach campaigns including KPBS’ Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention Initiative. The project included Emmy award-winning television spots, an extensive web site, local programming and events, and a statewide grant campaign. She also produced the Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero Awards Ceremonies from 2002-2008.

Megan has been with KPBS since 1999 and has a journalism degree from San Diego State University.

Recent Stories by Megan Burke

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La Jolla Elementary Email Blast Triggers Forum On Racial Profiling

Oct. 22
By City News Service, Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The La Jolla Elementary School principal apologized last week for an email to parents that she says unintentionally perpetuated stereotypes about black people.

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A Conversation With US Senate Candidates Kevin de Leόn And Dianne Feinstein

Oct. 17
By Brooke Ruth, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Midday Edition presents live special coverage of the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California's discussion with the candidates for U.S. Senate.

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Relatives Of Earl McNeil Continue Push For Answers

Oct. 11
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

To mark what would have been Earl McNeil’s 41st birthday, KPBS’ Jade Hindmon spoke with Tammy Davis, Earl McNeil’s aunt and closest relative. She described the person McNeil was and what her family wants to see happen next.

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10 Things We All Can Do To Help Mitigate Climate Change In San Diego

Sept. 12
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

News about climate change can make people feel helpless. But there are researchers in San Diego working on ways for communities to mitigate the effects of climate change in their own backyards.

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How Cal State San Marcos Is Turning Students Into Professionals

Sept. 3
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

A new Business Professional Development program at Cal State San Marcos has business leaders teaching undergraduate students the skills of interviewing, resume writing, developing a network and other aspects of professional conduct and business etiquette.

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First Person: Kadir Nelson On His Artistic Upbringing

Aug. 27
By Megan Burke

Long before he was an acclaimed artist and illustrator, Kadir Nelson was a student at public schools in San Diego and Chula Vista.

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Safety Inspector Describes Near Accident During San Onofre Community Panel Discussion

Aug. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The decommissioning of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant is moving forward, even as controversies continue over the storage of spent nuclear fuel.

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Report: Alternative Energy Program Could Help State's Utilities Meet Renewable Goals 10 Years Early

Aug. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The report found that if the current rate of expansion of community choice aggregation continues alternative energy programs could end up serving a majority of California’s power consumers within the next decade.

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Former US Attorney: Trump's Russia Statements 'Debilitating' To Morale Of Intelligence Community

July 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

In response to a question from a reporter, President Trump said, "People came to me, Dan Coats came to me and some others and said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin. He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this. I don’t see any reason why it would be."

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Reveal: Operators Of Shelters Housing Immigrant Children Accused Of Neglect, Abuse

June 20
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

An investigation by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting found that some of the private companies running the shelters housing immigrant children have been accused of neglect, lapses in health care and sexual and physical abuse.

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