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Mike Damron

Video Journalist

Mike Damron joined the KPBS team as a video journalist in 2019. He was born in Orlando and grew up in Navy towns like Jacksonville, Pensacola, and even abroad in Bermuda before graduating high school in Nashville. He joined the Navy six months before he graduated and was immediately shipped off to boot camp on the same base he was born. He attended the Navy School of Photography in Pensacola and served for more than ten years. The majority of his Navy career was spent in southeast Asia.

He moved to San Diego from Atlanta and studied journalism at San Diego Mesa College. Mike previously worked at KUSI News where he got his start as a photojournalist.

Stories featuring work by Mike Damron

Moments before a race at the Del Mar Thoroughbr...

Del Mar Fall Racing Season Kicks Off After Santa Anita Deaths

Nov. 8, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

The fall season is starting off like the summer season ⁠— amid controversy surrounding horse deaths at Santa Anita Park near Los Angeles.

Undersheriff Michael Barnett speaks at the Boar...

Supervisors Hold Forum On State Immigrant Detainee Laws

Nov. 19, 2019
By City News Service, Priya Sridhar

During the community forum on the state's Transparent Review of Unjust Transfers and Holds Act, dozens of speakers voiced their concerns that the sheriff's office was still allowing Immigration and Customs Enforcement the ability to apprehend inmates once they're released from county detention centers.

Wonderfront light-up sign at the Embarcadero in...

Wonderfront Music Festival Takes Over The Embarcadero This Weekend

Nov. 22, 2019
By Matt Hoffman

The newest entrant in the music festival scene will include more than 130 acts playing on 10 stages spanning the Hilton Bayfront to the Broadway Pier.