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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

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San Diego Author Explores The ‘Lives’ Of Gay Rights Icon Harvey Milk

May 22
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The new biography, “Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death,” comes out on Harvey Milk Day, May 22, which would have also marked his 88th birthday.

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San Diego City Council Considers Banning Motorized Scooters Along Mission Beach Boardwalk

May 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Councilwoman Lori Zapf says she is proposing the ban after a series of collisions between pedestrians and people on scooters. If approved, motorized scooters would be banned on the boardwalk in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach.

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Here's What You Should See, Taste And Drink In San Diego This Summer

May 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

From summer concerts to outdoor movie venues and the best places to snap a selfie, we review San Diego CityBeat's 2018 Summer Guide.

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San Diego County Voter Registration Hits Record High

May 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

There’s a record 1.6 million registered voters in San Diego County. The county’s latest voter registration data also shows independent voters, or voters who don’t belong to a political party may soon outnumber registered Republicans.

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‘The Madres’ Pays Tribute To Argentina’s Mothers Of The Plaza De Mayo

May 10
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

"The Madres" chronicles a mother's quest to find her pregnant daughter amid Argentina's dictatorship in the late 1970's when thousands of citizens disappeared. The play runs Mother's Day through June 1 at San Diego's Moxie Theatre.

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Sheriff Gore Defends Response To Jail Suicides, Deputy Sexual Harassment Claims

May 7
By Marissa Cabrera, Michael Lipkin

Sheriff Bill Gore, a Republican whose law enforcement career spans more than 40 years, is running against Dave Myers, a Democrat and 33-year veteran of the San Diego Sheriff's Department.

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Republican Assemblyman Travis Allen On His Run For Governor

May 3
By Marissa Cabrera, Michael Lipkin

Huntington Beach Assemblyman Travis Allen is hoping to become one of the candidates who moves ahead to the November election.

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Democrat Doug Applegate Discusses His Second Run To Represent 49th Congressional District

May 2
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Retired Marine Colonel Doug Applegate is running for the seat he nearly won back in 2016.

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Asm. Rocky Chavez Discusses His Run For The 49th Congressional District

April 30
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A recent poll shows California Assemblyman Rocky Chavez, R-Oceanside, leading in the race to replace Congressman Darrell Issa.

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Survey: People Living In San Diego Illegally Less Likely To Report Crimes If Police Work With ICE

April 26
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A survey of people living in the United States illegally from Mexico in San Diego County looks at how sanctuary policies shape the way they interact with local law enforcement.

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