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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

Report: San Diego County's Wine Industry Keeps Growing

Report: San Diego County's Wine Industry Keeps Growing

Nov. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new report commissioned by the San Diego County Vintners Association shows the economic impact of the local wine industry is $30.4 million. The total number of acres of wine grapes harvested has more than doubled since 2010.

Documentary Follows Navajo Code Talkers As They Return To WWII Batt...

Documentary Follows Navajo Code Talkers As They Return To WWII Battlefields

Nov. 8
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The film, "Navajo Code Talkers: A Journey of Remembrance," will be screened Wednesday at the San Diego History Center in Balboa Park.

First Person: Veterans Museum's Poet Laureate On Honoring All Who S...

First Person: Veterans Museum's Poet Laureate On Honoring All Who Served

Nov. 6
By Marissa Cabrera

Alyce Smith-Cooper, the first poet laureate at the Veterans Museum at Balboa Park, talks about how she is paying tribute to the "unsung and unacknowledged" heroes of the U.S. military.

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan Brings Message Of Civility And Unity To...

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan Brings Message Of Civility And Unity To San Diego

Nov. 2
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Khan was the keynote speaker Wednesday at the Anti-Defamation League's "No Place For Hate" Leadership Conference. His new book, "An American Family," traces his family's pursuit of the American dream.

California Gas Tax Hike Goes Into Effect Wednesday

California Gas Tax Hike Goes Into Effect Wednesday

Oct. 31
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Gas taxes will go up by 12 cents per gallon Nov. 1 to raise money for rebuilding roads and highways. But drivers may not see a bump at the pump right away.

Acclaimed Chef David Tanis On The Simplicity Of 'Market Cooking'

Acclaimed Chef David Tanis On The Simplicity Of 'Market Cooking'

Oct. 30
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

David Tanis, the former head chef of the famed Chez Panisse restaurant, will be speaking this week about his new cookbook, "Market Cooking," at two San Diego events.

Opioid-Related Deaths In San Diego County Keep Steady

Opioid-Related Deaths In San Diego County Keep Steady

Oct. 27
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

County health officials say there were 253 opioid-related deaths in 2016, that is up just slightly from the year before. The county report was released days before President Trump declared opioid abuse a public health emergency.

Homeland Security Marks Completion Of Border Wall Prototypes

Homeland Security Marks Completion Of Border Wall Prototypes

Oct. 26
By Jean Guerrero, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The prototypes for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border have made their official debut.

Report: San Diego Nonprofits Face Growing Demand For Services

Report: San Diego Nonprofits Face Growing Demand For Services

Oct. 26
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new report by the Nonprofit Institute at the University of San Diego shows the region's nonprofit sector contributes $6 billion in total wages to the economy yet faces growing demand for services outpacing the support for their work.

San Diego Nonprofit Helps Children Orphaned By Domestic Violence

San Diego Nonprofit Helps Children Orphaned By Domestic Violence

Oct. 25
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

When a child loses a parent in a domestic-violence related death and the other parent ends up behind bars—Kathy’s Legacy Foundation steps in.

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