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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

Maya Ramos and Kaia Cagasan do their gym class ...

Parents: How Do You Feel About Your Kids Going Back To In-Person School?

April 7
By Megan Burke

What are your questions, thoughts or concerns about sending your children back to school in person?

Defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, with his cl...

Derek Chauvin Trial Retraumatizing For Many

April 2
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Professor Starla Lewis teaches classes on transcending racism and the psychological history of racism and sexism. Lewis joined Midday Edition on Friday to discuss the impact of this trial on people's mental and emotional well being.

Republicans celebrated when California Gov. Pet...

Social Justice Advocates Demand Removal Of Pete Wilson Statue

March 23
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

A statue of former California Gov. Pete Wilson is once again drawing the ire of social justice activists, who demand that it be taken down over anti-immigrant policies he supported during his administration.

Vaquita porpoises swim in the Gulf of Californi...

Death Of Mexican Fisherman Could Lead To End Of Protections For Endangered Porpoise

March 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

An altercation between conservationists and fishermen in a marine refuge for the vaquita porpoise resulted in the death of a Mexican fisherman. Now, lawmakers are considering ending protections for the critically endangered porpoise.

Authorities investigate a fatal shooting at a m...

'Overwhelming Grief': San Diegans Respond To Mass Shooting Involving Women Of Asian Descent

March 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The repercussions of a shooting rampage in Atlanta Tuesday are being felt in Asian American and Pacific Islander American communities across the U.S., including in San Diego County.

A man gets the COVID-19 vaccine at San Diego Co...

Q&A: How 'Long COVID' Is Impacting San Diegans

March 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

On Midday Edition Tuesday, we speak to the founder of UC San Diego Health's post-COVID-19 clinic about what we are learning about the lingering effects of COVID-19 long after the infection is gone. 

A pharmacist gives Jennifer Haller, left, the f...

KPBS Midday Edition Special: One Year Pandemic Anniversary

March 15
By Brooke Ruth, Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

It’s been just over a year since COVID-19 was officially declared a pandemic. A year of anxiety, hardship, confusion and loss. A year like no other. 

Dr. Toluwalase Ajayi is pictured with her daugh...

Midday Edition Special: Racism Fuels Black Maternal And Infant Health Crisis

Feb. 24
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Pat Finn

In San Diego County, Black women are three times more likely to die due to pregnancy or delivery complications — so are Black infants. Black babies are also 60% more likely to be born prematurely.

Darynee Blount is shown at work in this undated...

How Racism Affects Health Outcomes For Pregnant Black Women And Their Babies

Feb. 23
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

For Black women who are expecting a baby, pregnancy can be filled with the anxiety of knowing you will have to navigate a health care system plagued by racism. That racism affects the quality of medical care Black women and infants receive.

San Diego jazz trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos is...

Influential: Gilbert Castellanos' Playlist

Jan. 28
By Julia Dixon Evans, Megan Burke

After a harrowing few years of dental trauma and career-saving procedures, Gilbert Castellanos reflects on the music that shaped him — and got him through it.

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