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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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Nobel Laureate Venki Ramakrishnan Returns To UC San Diego To Discuss Memoir

Feb. 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

"Gene Machine, The Race To Discover The Secrets Of The Ribosome" is a memoir about the complexities of scientific discovery and the choices that define our lives.

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San Diego Author Matthew Quirk Discusses New Political Thriller

Feb. 4
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

Quirk is a San Diego-based New York Times-bestselling author. Before becoming a novelist, he spent five years reporting for The Atlantic about crime, terrorism and international gangs.

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U.S. Securities And Exchange Commission Investigating Sweetwater School District Finances

Jan. 29
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports it obtained a copy of a letter in which the federal agency requests the preservation of documents and data relevant to the ongoing inquiry.

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Air Pollution Clean-Up Effort Underway In Barrio Logan, Port Area

Jan. 28
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The state is stepping in with millions to help clean up the polluted air. It's part of a statewide effort called the Community Air Protection Program that specifically targets disadvantaged communities.

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Annual Homeless Count To Employ New High-Tech Strategies

Jan. 24
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

More than 1,500 volunteers will fan out across San Diego County Friday to tally the region's homeless population.

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Sunrise Movement Youth Organizing To Stop U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Jan. 22
By Mark Sauer, Megan Burke

Thanks in part to the efforts of the Sunrise Movement, young voters surged to the polls for the midterm elections. They backed Democrats by more than a 2-to-1 margin and helped flip the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Logan Jenkins Retires His San Diego Union-Tribune Column After 22 Years

Jan. 16
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

In his more than 3,000 columns, Jenkins wrote about everything from water wars to cock fights, more than one political scandal and even about being kissed as a 10-year-old by Marilyn Monroe, maybe.

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Pedestrian Deaths Increased In 2018 Despite Vision Zero Project

Jan. 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The San Diego Police Department reports 34 pedestrians were killed by cars in 2018, up from 17 the year before.

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Quintin Morris Becomes 6th Member Of 'California 12' To Be Released From Prison

Jan. 15
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Morris, who was represented by the California Innocence Project, spent 27 years in prison for a murder another man confessed to committing. He walked free last Thursday.

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San Diego Is Still Behind In Building Housing, Keeping Rents And Home Prices Too High

Jan. 8
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

Borre Winckel, president and CEO of San Diego’s Building Industry Association joins Midday Edition Tuesday with the developers perspective on housing in San Diego County.

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