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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

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How A New San Diego Police Division Is Tackling Homelessness, Quality Of Life Issues

April 19
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego Police Department's new neighborhood-policing division is dedicated to homelessness and other neighborhood quality-of-life issues from graffiti to prostitution and theft.

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First Person: The Connection Between Improv Comedy And Therapy

April 16
By Marissa Cabrera

During the day, Zach Stones is a clinical supervisor at the San Diego Center for Children working to support youth and families in foster care and the juvenile justice system. But a few nights a week he has a second career doing improv comedy.

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San Diego City Council Takes First Look At Mayor's $3.8 Billion Budget Proposal

April 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The mayor's budget proposal boosts infrastructure spending, maintains public services and funds police raises. It also closes a $49 million deficit by dipping into reserve funds.

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What The Rise, Fall Of San Diego’s Green Flash Means For Local Craft Beer Industry

April 12
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

While there has been a rise in the number of craft breweries closing, there are still many more new breweries entering the market.

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How A Network Of Volunteers Supports San Diego Immigrants Amid Stepped-Up Enforcement

April 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Since December, the San Diego Rapid Response Network has answered 700 calls from individuals reporting arrests, immigration enforcement activity or seeking legal resources. The network counts on dozens of volunteers from various organizations including the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties and Jewish Family Service.

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Longtime San Diego Union-Tribune Journalist Retires

April 4
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Roger Showley, who covered growth and development, retired last month after a 44-year career as a newspaper reporter in San Diego. In his final article, he wrote about how his profession provided him a "privileged perspective on the building of San Diego."

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San Diego Padres: What To Expect In The 2018 Season

April 2
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

The 2018 Major League Baseball season is in full swing as the Padres take on the Colorado Rockies Monday at Petco Park after a series sweep loss against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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San Diego Food Blogger On 'How To Eat Your Feelings'

March 29
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Home cook and food blogger Holly Haines discusses the inspiration behind her first cookbook, "How To Eat Your Feelings."

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San Diego County, Escondido Consider Joining Lawsuit Over Sanctuary State Policies

March 29
By Marissa Cabrera, Michael Lipkin

The move comes after the Orange County Board of Supervisors voted to join the Trump administration in its lawsuit against California's sanctuary state policies.

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New San Diego Port Chairman Wants To Focus On The ‘Blue Economy’

March 28
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Rafael Castellanos said San Diego needs to take advantage of the blue economy or ocean economy to help fuel the region's economic growth.

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