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
Civil rights attorney Eva Paterson was the keynote speaker at Monday's All Peoples Celebration in San Diego. She is the president and co-founder of the Equal Justice Society.
It's been nearly a year since Jessica Hayes was named chair of the San Diego County Democratic Party. She joins Midday Edition for a discussion on how the party is preparing for the November election.
From restaurants with on-site childcare to the cannabis culinary arts scene, San Diego food writers weigh in on the most anticipated food trends to dominate the local dining scene in 2018.
Reporter Erik Anderson focuses mainly on stories about the environment. This year that has included drought, the Tijuana sewage spills and how plans for how redeveloping Mission Valley could change our urban environment.
As members of Congress leave Washington with no deal on immigration reform, advocates say they will continue pushing for passage of the Dream Act in January.
Senate Bill 54, also known as the California Values Act, limits cooperation between local law enforcement agencies and federal immigration authorities. Supporters say it will help protect law abiding undocumented immigrants from deportation.
The number of residential building permits issued in the region in 2017 is on pace to be down by 20 percent from the previous year. San Diego housing exerts discuss what is driving the housing shortage and how the new GOP tax bill may impact the housing market.
San Diego County is seeing an outbreak of flu much earlier than normal. The number of confirmed cases is three higher than at the same time last year.
A new U.S. Forest Service survey found that another 27 million trees died due to drought and disease since November 2016. That brings the total number of dead trees to a record 129 million since 2010.
Imperial Beach could become the third city in San Diego County to ban the plastic food containers at restaurants.