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
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.
With many of us working from home for the past year and a half, our pets have gotten used to having us around.
- 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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
- April 7
- By Megan Burke
What are your questions, thoughts or concerns about sending your children back to school in person?
Professor Starla Lewis teaches classes on transcending racism and the psychological history of racism and sexism. Lewis joined Midday Edition on Friday to discuss the impact of this trial on people's mental and emotional well being.
A statue of former California Gov. Pete Wilson is once again drawing the ire of social justice activists, who demand that it be taken down over anti-immigrant policies he supported during his administration.