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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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'Voice Of Romance' Singer Johnny Mathis To Perform In San Diego On Sunday

Sept. 17, 2019
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Mathis, who will be 84 at the end of September, is marking his 63rd year as a recording artist.

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US Camel Corps Captured Téa Obreht's Imagination And Her Novel Take On The American West

Aug. 21, 2019
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

Obreht's new novel, “Inland,” takes place in the American West of the 1800s, which is perhaps a surprising location given the author was born in Belgrade in the former Yugoslavia and lived in Egypt before settling in the U.S.

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Cities In San Diego County Want To Form Power Authority To Buy Clean Energy

Aug. 13, 2019
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Two cities in San Diego county will take preliminary votes Tuesday on the issue of community choice energy. The votes in La Mesa and Chula Vista may begin the process of establishing a joint powers agreement among eight jurisdictions in San Diego County.

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Former National Security Advisors and Chinese Consul General To Open UC San Diego Forum On US-China Relations

Aug. 12, 2019
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

On Monday, UC San Diego's School of Global Policy and Strategy will begin a week-long forum in response to increasing trade tensions between the U.S. and China. Business, technology and policy leaders will gather for high level talks with a focus on bridging the growing gap between the two countries.

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Musical About Legendary Recording Studios Premieres At San Diego Rep

Aug. 7, 2019
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Celebrated musicians from The Ronettes to The Ramones all recorded songs at Phil Spector's Gold Star Recording Studios in Los Angeles. Those stories are told in a world premiere musical now playing at the San Diego Repertory Theatre.

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The Story Of 'Sixty-Six Garage' Serialized In LA Times Podcast

Aug. 5, 2019
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

When reporter Joanne Faryon first became aware of a Coronado nursing home patient called Sixty-Six Garage, she was working at KPBS and deeply involved in investigating end of life care. But then, something happened.

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San Diego's Climate Action Campaign Launches Speakers Series On Green New Deal

July 25, 2019
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The Green New Deal is a political framework introduced by congressional Democrats in February that recognizes the responsibility of the federal government to address the threat climate change poses to the U.S.

George Takei Speaking About New Graphic Novel, 'They Called Us Enemy' At Comic-Con

July 19, 2019
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

"The Called Us Enemy" tells the story of George Takei's childhood years spent in internment camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. The scenes and illustrations bring that shameful episode in American history to life.

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Investigation Reveals Less Than 10% Of San Diego Rape Cases Solved Since 2013

July 19, 2019
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Law enforcement statistics reveal that rape is one of the most difficult violent crimes to solve. San Diego’s numbers, 2,954 reported since 2013 and first published in an investigative report by NBC 7, reflect that national trend.

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San Diego Rep. Susan Davis Proposing Military Food Assistance Legislation

July 18, 2019
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Military families on the low-end of the official pay scale often find themselves in a financial bind especially when they are stationed in high-cost-of-living areas like San Diego. While their housing allowance is increased to be able to afford a place to live that increase boosts their overall income and disqualifies them from most food assistance programs.

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