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
Interstate 5 will be closed to southbound car traffic entering Mexico from San Ysidro starting at 3 a.m. Saturday. The closure, which is part of ongoing infrastructure improvements, will run through noon on Monday.
According to one estimate, more than 44 million Americans have a side hustle and for some, a second job could be more than another stream of income.
- Sept. 18
- By Marissa Cabrera
As the co-founder of the Redwoods Music, a San Diego-based record label, Alfred Howard writes lyrics for five bands that span various genres. Since moving to San Diego nearly 20 years ago, he's recorded 21 albums.
In 1999 San Diego-native Paul Vaden knocked out his opponent Stephan Johnson. Two weeks later, Johnson died. The film, "Vaden Versus," tells the story of how that event forever changed Vaden.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations California says it received 1,239 cases last year that ranged from hate crimes to discrimination and bullying.
Dulce Garcia of San Diego is one of 230,000 young immigrants who benefitted from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in California.
The festival takes place Sept. 2-3 at the Lyceum Theatre in Horton Plaza. It features four play readings, including "El Cipitio: A Salvadorian Odyssey" by Culture Clash co-founders Herbert Siguenza and Ric Salinas.
As the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program hangs in the balance, a new survey by UC San Diego political science professor Tom Wong shows DACA continues to have a positive impact on the lives of beneficiaries and the economy.
Psychologist Jean Twenge is the author of the new book, “iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood — and What That Means for the Rest of Us.”
The B-Side Players are holding a record release party Saturday at the Music Box. The group joined Midday Edition to perform titles off their latest album.