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Marissa Cabrera

News Producer, KPBS Midday Edition

Marissa Cabrera is a producer for KPBS Midday Edition and had previously served as a Newscast Producer for KPBS' Morning Edition.

Before joining KPBS she reported on Vatican affairs, social, and cultural issues in Rome, Italy. She also contributed to a documentary on sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

Marissa has worked as a multimedia journalist at various news stations in San Diego and Monterey as well as Columbia, Missouri.

Marissa graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.

Recent Stories by Marissa Cabrera

Blues Artist Rev. Shawn Amos Gets Ready To ‘Break It Down...

Blues Artist Rev. Shawn Amos Gets Ready To ‘Break It Down’ In San Diego

Feb. 22
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Amos' new album is inspired by the freedom songs of the civil rights movement. He will perform Saturday at Prohibition Lounge in downtown San Diego.

State Treasurer John Chiang Discusses His Run For Califor...

State Treasurer John Chiang Discusses His Run For California Governor

Feb. 22
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A recent poll by the Public Policy Institute of California shows Chiang trailing in third place behind Democratic competitors Antonio Villaraigosa and Gavin Newsom.

'Safa's Story:' New Interactive Play Inspired By San Dieg...

'Safa's Story:' New Interactive Play Inspired By San Diego Teen From Zimbabwe

Feb. 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

“Safa’s Story” confronts race-based bullying and ethnic prejudice. The production runs Friday through Sunday at Onstage Playhouse in Chula Vista with an encore performance March 3 at the Old Globe.

UC Health Study Hopes To End Confusion Over Mammogram Scr...

UC Health Study Hopes To End Confusion Over Mammogram Screenings

Feb. 20
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The Wisdom study, which is currently looking for 100,000 women across California to volunteer, will examine whether annual mammograms are the best way to screen for breast cancer or whether a more personalized approach could deliver better outcomes.

Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Discusses New Memoir

Basketball Legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Discusses New Memoir

Feb. 14
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Abdul-Jabbar is one of the featured speakers at this year’s Writer’s Symposium by the Sea, which runs Feb. 19-23, at Point Loma Nazarene University. His latest book is “Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off The Court."

‘We Said Enough’ Co-Founder Discusses What’s Next In Anti...

‘We Said Enough’ Co-Founder Discusses What’s Next In Anti-Sexual Harassment Movement

Feb. 13
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Adama Iwu, co-founder of the "We Said Enough" movement will be speaking Tuesday at a forum on sexual harassment at the University of San Diego.

San Diego’s Vision Zero Program To Eliminate Traffic Deat...

San Diego’s Vision Zero Program To Eliminate Traffic Deaths Behind Schedule

Feb. 12
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Since January, there have been nine pedestrians killed in traffic accidents in the city of San Diego. That number puts the city on pace for what may be a record year for pedestrian traffic deaths.

Festival Celebrates Fermented Food And Drinks

Festival Celebrates Fermented Food And Drinks

Feb. 8
By Marissa Cabrera, Tom Fudge

The 4th annual Fermented Food Festival takes place Sunday in Encinitas. UC San Diego biologist Rob Knight will deliver the keynote and discuss the links between fermented food and gut health.

Report: Tijuana Homicides Reach Record High In 2017

Report: Tijuana Homicides Reach Record High In 2017

Feb. 6
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

A new report by the Justice in Mexico Project at the University of San Diego examines the resurgence of violent crime in Tijuana.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Spotlights Social Justic...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Spotlights Social Justice Issues

Feb. 1
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The 8th annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival runs Thursday through Sunday at the Museum of Photographic Arts at Balboa Park. It features "The Blood is at the Doorstep,” a documentary by a San Diego State graduate about police violence and activism.

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