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
“Ballast” is a story about two couples each with a transgender partner who is transitioning. The play runs through June 4.
Capt. Michael Marquez has been named the new police chief of San Diego Unified's Police Department. The 27-year police force veteran previously served as interim chief at the district.
The film, "Beyond Standing Rock," focuses on three conflicts: the Dakota Access oil pipeline, oil and gas development on the Southern UTE reservation in Colorado and the designation of the Bear’s Ears National Monument. The film airs Tuesday at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV.
A report by UC Berkeley School of Law Policy Advocacy Clinic shows San Diego County charges families $30 for every day a juvenile is locked up in juvenile detention. And the average stay can cost families almost $1,000.
Stacie Spector, San Diego’s senior advisor on housing solutions, is out after serving seven months in the position.
Despite reports that there may only be 2 or 3 vaquitas left in the northern Gulf of California, a $4 million effort to capture and save the critically endangered porpoise is moving forward.
- May 8
- By Marissa Cabrera
In 1993, La Mesa native Ellen Ochoa became the first Latina to travel to space. As a NASA astronaut she went on four space missions and logged almost 1,000 hours in orbit.
The exhibit, which runs through Veteran's Day, features the stories of swift boat veterans, photographs and what is believed to be the last remaining swift boat.
Breen, an award winning editorial cartoonist at The San Diego Union-Tribune, has launched a new series called, “Street Art: Portraits of San Diego’s Homeless.”
The U.S. Forest Service said an invasive beetle could kill 27 million urban trees across Southern California. That is about 40 percent of the region's 70 million trees.