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.
A report released by the San Diego Association of Governments shows local officials are more concerned about gangs today than five years ago.
While in San Diego for a book signing, chef Alice Waters discusses the "slow" food movement.
After decades of negotiating, a former Caltrans building in Old Town is now part of the State Parks system. Experts say it could tell us a lot about San Diego's earliest days.
On the 25th anniversary of World AIDS Day, we discuss the growing number of people living longer with the disease and the unique challenges they face as they age with AIDS.
We're told the flu virus spreads from person-to-person contact, but new research from UC San Diego shows how the virus actually infects our bodies. Researchers say it can lead to new more effective flu therapies.
San Diego District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis discusses a new initiative to keep criminals from re-offending.
California's health care exchange says it will likely decide by the end of the week if it will honor President Obama's request and reinstate 1 million cancelled policies.
SDSU professor and author Joanna Brooks says some of what you thought you knew about America's first European immigrants — is not necessarily so.
Award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas' new film 'Documented' chronicles his announcement that he is living in the country illegally and his long-distance relationship with him mom.
Eric Stover of the Human Rights Center talks about the challenges faced by the fledgling International Criminal Court.