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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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San Diego Author Anisha Bhatia On Writing About Culture, Empowering Women

July 14
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Bhatia's debut novel, “The Rules Of Arrangement,” uses the lens of arranged marriage to voice a social commentary on beauty standards, colorism, body image and expectations for South Asian women.

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Indigenous Woman Is First To Be Appointed To State Commission On Women And Girls

July 6
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Joely Proudfit, Ph.D., is Luiseño and Payómkawichum. She has been department chair of American Indian Studies and director of the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at California State University, San Marcos since 2008.

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Bill To Address Pandemic-Related Learning Loss Awaiting Newsom's Signature

June 23
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The rush is on for a California Assembly bill that addresses learning loss suffered by students during the pandemic. AB-104, introduced by San Diego area Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, has passed the legislature.

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'Say It Loud' Celebrates Juneteenth With Local Black Talent

June 16
By Jade Hindmon, Julia Dixon Evans, Megan Burke

The San Diego Black Artist Collective has put together a week-long festival of art, theater, music and dance celebrating the Black experience to commemorate Juneteenth.

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How To Help Your Pet Get Ready For When You Go Back To Work

June 16
By Claire Trageser, Megan Burke

With many of us working from home for the past year and a half, our pets have gotten used to having us around.

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Now That San Diego Is Reopening, Will You Go To Concerts, Plays And Other Arts Events?

June 11
By Megan Burke

Life in California will largely start returning to normal Tuesday, June 15. What will you do now that everyday activities can resume and most businesses and venues can fully reopen?

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'Glimmers Of Hope' In The Effort To Stop Climate Change

June 9
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

While most climate news is bleak, UC San Diego scientists point to niches like electric vehicles, batteries and the solar and wind industries that are seeding a decarbonization revolution.

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SDG&E Announces It Intends To Eliminate Carbon Emissions By 2045

April 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

SDG&E said its roadmap to net zero includes green hydrogen projects and increased clean energy storage capacity. But critics doubt the utility’s climate-friendly goals, as long as the fossil fuel natural gas remains such a big part of its portfolio.

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KPBS Midday Edition Special: San Diego Reacts To The Chauvin Trial Verdict

April 21
By Brooke Ruth, Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Following guilty verdicts on all three counts charged to former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the murder of George Floyd, San Diego's community leaders are reacting to what many see as a turning point for equality.

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KPBS Midday Edition Special: Students Return To The Classroom

April 12
By Brooke Ruth, Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

San Diego Unified, San Diego County's largest school district, welcomed students back to campus Monday. About half of the district's students opted to return to the classroom while the other half will continue learning remotely.

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