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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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Safety Inspector Describes Near Accident During San Onofre Community Panel Discussion

Aug. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The decommissioning of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant is moving forward, even as controversies continue over the storage of spent nuclear fuel.

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Report: Alternative Energy Program Could Help State's Utilities Meet Renewable Goals 10 Years Early

Aug. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The report found that if the current rate of expansion of community choice aggregation continues alternative energy programs could end up serving a majority of California’s power consumers within the next decade.

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Former US Attorney: Trump's Russia Statements 'Debilitating' To Morale Of Intelligence Community

July 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

In response to a question from a reporter, President Trump said, "People came to me, Dan Coats came to me and some others and said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin. He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this. I don’t see any reason why it would be."

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Reveal: Operators Of Shelters Housing Immigrant Children Accused Of Neglect, Abuse

June 20
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

An investigation by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting found that some of the private companies running the shelters housing immigrant children have been accused of neglect, lapses in health care and sexual and physical abuse.

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First Person: The Personal Impact Of Being Racially Profiled By A Neighbor

June 11
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

Last month a neighbor took a photograph of Ike Iloputaife while he was walking his dogs. The photograph was then used by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department identifying him as a person of interest in a burglary investigation.

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A Novel Matchmaker For Authors And Readers

June 7
By Alison St John, Megan Burke

Novel Network is a website where book club members can sign up to be set up with best selling authors who are willing to attend their meetings, either in person or electronically, to talk about their books.

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Midday Edition 2018 Primary Election Special

June 6
By Brooke Ruth, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Who won, who lost and who's moving on to the general election in November? Wednesday's KPBS Midday Edition has a primary election roundup. Some results were predictable, while some were surprising.

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First Person: A Delayed Post-Traumatic Stress Diagnosis Inspired A Vietnam Vet To Help Others

May 28
By Megan Burke

Bill Rider remembers an early experience with what would much later be diagnosed as post-traumatic stress and what led him to start a non-profit, American Combat Veterans of War, to help other veterans heal from the wounds of war.

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How A Climate Scientist Became An Ecovangelist For His Children's Future

May 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Peter Kalmus, a NASA climate scientist, set out to reduce his own personal carbon footprint. He reduced his use of fossil fuels over a four-year period and wrote a book about what normal people can do to lessen their impact on the planet.

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San Diego Researchers Playing Leading Role In Landmark 'All Of Us' Project

May 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

An ambitious effort to speed up medical research by collecting health data from one million participants has just gotten underway. UC San Diego researchers are running part of the landmark research project called "All of Us."

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