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Marissa Cabrera

News Producer

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

A Conversation With Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Alicia Garza

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Alicia Garza, a UC San Diego graduate, is in San Diego to discuss the history and future of the Black Lives Matter movement and the role of campus activism.

South Park Tattoo Shop Becomes Stage For THE TRIP's Latest Production

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THE TRIP theater company opens "3 Plays In A Tattoo Shop" this weekend at Full Circle Tattoo in South Park. One member of the audience will get tattooed during the performance.

San Diego To Consider Rules For Airbnb Hosts

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The city of San Diego recently sent 252 letters to Airbnb and other hosts telling them they owe taxes on the rooms they rent.

9th Annual Border Film Week Focuses On Human Side Of Immigration Debate

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Border Film Week at the University of San Diego's Trans-Border Institute kicks off Tuesday. The focus will be the human stories of immigration.

Should All Bike Riders Be Required To Wear Helmets?

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A new bill in the California legislature would require adults to wear helmets. Anyone riding without a helmet could be cited and fined up to $25.

Lunar New Year Tet Festival Celebrates Vietnamese Heritage

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San Diego's 10th Annual Tet Festival takes place in Mira Mesa this weekend.

Comedian Maz Jobrani Discusses 'Memoirs Of A Middle Eastern Funnyman'

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Iranian-American actor and comedian Maz Jobrani tells his story about growing up as an Iranian immigrant in Southern California.

Death Cafe Movement Grows In San Diego

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Talking with a group of strangers about death. It's the premise behind the death cafes popping up in San Diego. And participants say it can be a life-changing experience.

NPR's Bill Littlefield Gets Poetic About Sports In New Book

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Bill Littlefield's new book "Take Me Out" is a collection of poems about sports. Littlefield is the host of NPR's nationally syndicated program "Only A Game."

Imperial Valley Aims To Shed 100,000 Pounds

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A new campaign called the "Valley Challenge" aims to rally the community to lose weight to fight the problem of obesity. Nearly 80 percent of Imperial County adults are obese or overweight.

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