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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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What To Know If You Receive A Jury Summons

Sept. 22
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

Jury trials in San Diego are scheduled to begin again in October with safety measures in place. San Diego Superior Court Presiding Judge Lorna Alksne discusses how jury trials will work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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KPBS Event Delves Into Childcare Crisis

Sept. 10
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

A virtual panel discussion on the topic takes place Thursday night at 7 p.m. It's free and open to the public.

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Understanding The Scope And Impact Of Racial Bias In The Military

Aug. 31
By Megan Burke, Steve Walsh

On Monday on Midday Edition we’re bringing you an excerpt from "Institutional Racism In The U.S. Military," a KPBS news special event looking at how racial bias affects who leads the nation's military, how it affects individual service members and some perspectives on how military leadership can address the issue.

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'Hatemonger' Investigates Trump Immigration Czar Stephen Miller's Influences And Ambitions

Aug. 11
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

A new book by former KPBS investigative reporter Jean Guerrero makes the case that Trump advisor Stephen Miller has realized his life-long ambition to limit immigration and diversity in America by working in the Trump White House.

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Billions In PPP Loans Still Available But Applications Are Due By Saturday

Aug. 6
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

Businesses in San Diego County have received about $1 billion through Paycheck Protection Program loans according to the San Diego and Imperial County’s Small Business Development Center but more than $110 billion remain in the national fund.

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Becerra Asking US To Step In To Increase Coronavirus Drug Supply, Decrease Cost

Aug. 5
By Megan Burke, Tarryn Mento

California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra is calling on the federal government to increase the availability and decrease the price of remdesivir, the only drug given FDA authorization to treat COVID-19.

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Your Voting Questions Answered

Aug. 4
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

Election day is three months away, but voting will start much earlier and already questions are swirling around how safe and secure voting will be. San Diego County Registrar of Voters, Michael Vu, answers your voting questions.

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Oceanside Native Brit Bennett Discusses Her New Novel, 'The Vanishing Half'

July 8
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

The novel reveals the personal experience of what it’s like to be defined by the color of your skin.

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San Diego Teachers Reflect On Returning To The Classroom During The Coronavirus

June 23
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

Dave Erving, who teaches ceramics at Hoover High School, said he wants district leaders to know that their reopening plan to help keep him and his students safe should be clear, well understood and guided by science.

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How To Evacuate From Wildfire During Coronavirus Pandemic

June 11
By Mark Sauer, Matt Hoffman, Megan Burke

The threats wildfires pose to life, property and health, and the challenges inherent in emergency evacuations, are compounded by the coronavirus pandemic.

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