San Diego, Calif.
Amber McKinney is a multimedia journalist whose experience spans from the perimeters of her hometown in San Diego, Calif. all the way to Guizhuo, China. There she worked as a summer scholar for The Golden Monkey Project, where she produced, shot and edited a mini-documentary about the effects government policies have on a small village.
San Diego State University is the foundation for Amber’s reporting roots; there she received her B.A. in journalism with a minor in geography.
She wrote for the features section of The Daily Aztec and was a co-host at KCR College Radio’s talk show, Politics with Monika.
Amber is a two-time recipient of the Alfred C. and Mildred Wimer journalism scholarship, as well as the recipient of the Ozzie Roberts scholarship for showing a promising future in the field of journalism.
She is an active member of the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, as well as the San Diego Association of Black Journalists, where she is networking her way to her next position in broadcast reporting.