Tarryn Mento is an audio, video and print journalist in Southern California. She hails from Central New York but for the last several years has covered health, immigration, government and breaking news at San Diego’s public TV and radio station. Her work has aired across California and on NPR. Tarryn previously reported on veterans and the military, law enforcement and border issues in Arizona. She was also a web and segment producer for a daily public affairs program on New York City’s PBS station.

All Stories by Tarryn Mento

April 6, 2021

Telework or back to office? Some hope for mix of both

A Purdue University professor and social scientist says the Covid-19 lockdown exacerbated the work-life imbalance; a working mother shares her experiences. They hope the lessons of working from home will result in more freedom for employees in a post-Covid world.

March 5, 2021

Netflix and Covid reignite a childhood passion for chess

Nathan Wells enjoyed chess — and even competed — during his youth, but that didn’t carry over into his adult years until the pandemic and a binge-worthy Netflix show reminded him how it can bring people together.

February 12, 2021

College women's swim team fights to keep sport afloat

The University of Iowa cut four sports teams — swimming, diving, gymnastics and tennis — due to lost revenue under Covid-19. But members of the women’s swimming and diving team decided to fight back.

January 18, 2021

SoCal restaurateur doesn't let pandemic stop new venture

Inspired by the hardworking young entrepreneurs in his native Ethiopia, 28-year-old Genemo Ali launched his latest culinary venture just as a third coronavirus wave swept through the U.S.