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
Jaime Brown, an English and film studies teacher at San Diego High School has been selected as one of five educators honored with the California Teacher of the Year award.
Among the 10 people killed in the Witch Creek and Harris fires a group of immigrants from Mexico who were in the U.S. illegally who died as they made their journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.
The San Diego chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is offering training in bystander intervention to community members who want to learn what they can do to deescalate incidents of hate.
On the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of Alfred Olango, members of his family are renewing their calls for justice.
“Dolores,” aims to set the record straight on Huerta’s contributions to the farmworker’s labor movement. The film runs through September 28 at Landmark’s Ken Cinema.
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.