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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

Imperial Beach Considers Polystyrene Ban

Imperial Beach Considers Polystyrene Ban

Dec. 6
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Imperial Beach could become the third city in San Diego County to ban the plastic food containers at restaurants.

How To Talk To Children About Sexual Harassment

How To Talk To Children About Sexual Harassment

Dec. 5
By Marissa Cabrera, Michael Lipkin

The current wave of sexual misconduct allegations may have some parents wondering how they should approach the topic with their children. One San Diego psychologist suggested the topics can be integrated into general parenting.

Comedian Herbert Siguenza On His Role In Pixar’s ‘Coco’

Comedian Herbert Siguenza On His Role In Pixar’s ‘Coco’

Nov. 30
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Siguenza served as one of several Latino cultural advisors who worked on Pixar's animated film inspired by Día de los Muertos. He is also part of the film's voice cast.

Rep. Susan Davis Discusses GOP Tax Plan, Sexual Harassment And A Po...

Rep. Susan Davis Discusses GOP Tax Plan, Sexual Harassment And A Possible Government Shutdown

Nov. 29
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The end of 2017 is shaping up to be busy for members of Congress as the debate over the GOP tax plan continues along with controversy over sexual misconduct allegations.

San Diego County Traffic Worsens After Economic Recovery

San Diego County Traffic Worsens After Economic Recovery

Nov. 27
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The average commute time in San Diego is now 26 minutes. Regional planners warn traffic will not be getting better anytime soon.

Chef Bernard Guillas Shares 3 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Chef Bernard Guillas Shares 3 Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Nov. 22
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Cher Bernard Guillas, executive chef at the Marine Room restaurant in La Jolla, joins KPBS Midday Edition Wednesday to answer your Thanksgiving meal questions.

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.

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