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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

San Diego Musician, blues man Tomcat Courtney

Remembering San Diego Blues Legend Tomcat Courtney

Jan. 18
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Courtney went from Texas cotton fields to a three-ring circus, and along that road he found the music that sustained his life. The award-winning bluesman and staple on the San Diego music scene died this month at age 91.

Tease photo for 'Throughline' Coming To KPBS-FM

'Throughline' Coming To KPBS-FM

Jan. 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

In the weekly one-hour narrative series, hosts Rund Abdelfatah and Ramtin Arablouei tackle the history behind today's headlines and take the listener back in time to understand the present.

A nurse inspects the first shipment of the COVI...

San Diego County Opening Regional COVID-19 'Vaccination Pods'

Jan. 5
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Tarryn Mento

A San Diego physician who is a member of state and county vaccine advisory groups said local public health officials will be opening regional vaccination sites to quicken the pace of vaccinations.

A long line of people waiting to get tested at ...

The Personal Economic Impact Of COVID-19 On San Diegans

Jan. 4
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The COVID-19 economic hit has been personal for thousands of San Diegans for months.

Medical staff administer COVID-19 swab tests at...

Why You Should Stay Home On New Year's Eve

Dec. 30, 2020
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Epidemiologist Dr. Rebecca Fielding-Miller joined Midday Edition Wednesday to discuss the risks of attending in-person New Year's celebrations.

A CVS mobile COVID-19 testing center in Chula V...

CVS Pharmacists Begin Vaccinating San Diego County Nursing Home Residents

Dec. 28, 2020
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The drugstore chain did not provide specific numbers for San Diego, but company officials said 15,000 care facilities in California are part of a nationwide program that will administer vaccines to as many as 700,000 long term care residents.

n this July 21, 2020, file photo, a nurse assis...

Palomar Field Hospital Could Provide Relief To COVID-19 Patients From Overburdened Imperial County

Dec. 24, 2020
By Jade Hindmon, Megan Burke

The El Centro Regional Medical Center is bearing the brunt of the coronavirus in the Imperial Valley. Of the hospital's 186 patients, 130 have COVID-19. CEO Adolphe Edward said the hospital building is beyond its capacity.

A Rady Children's Hospital worker gets one of t...

Is It Ethical For A Healthy Person To Choose Not To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine?

Dec. 17, 2020
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

As we continue to see more coronavirus vaccines available and more people eligible to take them, will vaccinations continue to be viewed as an individual choice?

A man enjoyed the beach in San Diego on Thursda...

Midday Edition Special: The Mental Health Consequences Of The Pandemic

Dec. 16, 2020
By Brooke Ruth, Jade Hindmon, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke, Pat Finn

When we’re not concerned about our own health or our family's health – we're concerned about finances, being isolated, missing friends and relatives and wondering if life as we know it will ever get back to normal.

Husband and wife Mario Gastelum and Cristina He...

New Shutdown Orders Put Otay Mesa Business Owners 'Weeks' From Closing Permanently

Dec. 8, 2020
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Mario Gastelum first closed his Cristina Herrera Hair Salon, in March. It reopened this summer only to close again due to the new stay-home order. Gastelum estimates he can keep the business afloat for seven weeks without income.

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