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Megan Burke

News Editor

Megan Burke is an Emmy-award winning news editor overseeing the environment, health, and racial justice and social equity reporting beats. Prior to her current role as editor, Megan spent more than a decade as a producer for KPBS Midday Edition, a daily radio news magazine and podcast. Other news production credits include KPBS Evening Edition, KPBS Roundtable, and San Diego’s DNA, a two-part documentary highlighting the region’s oldest traditions and culture using personal artifacts and oral histories of San Diegans.

Before joining the news staff, Megan worked in KPBS’ outreach team and managed large-scale campaigns including KPBS’ domestic violence awareness and prevention initiative. The project included Emmy award-winning television spots, an extensive and interactive website, collaborative events and programming, as well as a statewide grant campaign. Megan is also credited with producing the Black History Month and Hispanic Heritage Month Local Hero Awards Ceremonies.

Megan is a graduate of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University. She has been a part of the KPBS team since 1999. In her free time Megan and her husband enjoy delighting their young daughters with "new" music.

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  • Pandemic-related strains on the child care labor force caused long wait lists at daycares at military facilities across the country. However, the Navy said the situation is improving. Plus, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office analyzes the potential of generative AI and concludes it could dramatically improve government service but also carries risks. Finally, an exhibition in Chula Vista that shows the legacy of San Diego County’s Filipino community has been extended for another year.
  • A migrant aid center in San Ysidro may have to shut down because of a lack of funding. Then, the battle over a biodiesel factory in Barrio Logan that is pitting industry against neighbors. Plus, California State University student workers have been given state approval to vote to unionize.
  • Dozens more migrants were dropped off at the Oceanside Transit Center Friday. Local leaders are calling it a symptom of a broken immigration system. In other news, a lot of vehicles that used to only run on human power have been electrified. The offer of greater speed and ease of use from electric bikes, scooters and skateboards, has encouraged travelers and environmentalists who want to reduce our reliance on gas-powered cars. But are they safe? Plus, it’s Hispanic Heritage month, and the San Diego Unified School District has a first-of-its-kind flag flying over its administration building.
  • Before there was the Me Too Movement, there was the Bob Filner sexual harassment scandal. KPBS looks back at the allegations against the then San Diego mayor and fallout since he agreed to resign 10 years ago today. In other news, the Biden administration’s already contentious decision to continue with a Trump-era border wall replacement in the San Diego region has sparked another controversy. Plus, hundreds of thousands of students are back in school, after the storm delayed the start of the new year.
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