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
The violent images broadcast from Charlottesville may leave parents asking themselves how to explain it all to their children. One child psychologist discusses strategies for talking with children about racism.
Anthony Kleppe, land port of entry program manager with the U.S. General Services Administration, speaks about the closure of car traffic headed into Tijuana Sept. 23-25 through the San Ysidro border crossing.
Psychologist Stephen Hinshaw writes about his experience growing up with a mentally ill father in his new memoir “Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness.”
Since the Coronado Bridge opened in 1969, nearly 400 people have jumped to their deaths. Caltrans is holding a series of public meetings this week to explore suicide prevention measures.
As home prices increase, hopeful homebuyers are drawn to the edge of San Diego in search of affordability. A new housing community in Otay Ranch is becoming the largest residential development in San Diego history.
In response to the nation's opioid epidemic, AB 186 would allow drug consumption centers where drug users can get high under the supervision of health care professionals. The centers would offer clean needles, a safe environment and access to treatment.
Nature writer Gary Ferguson says heavy fuels, climate change and housing development are mostly to blame for fires that are bigger and hotter than they have been previously.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra spoke to San Diego business leaders Monday as part of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce's "Good Government" speaker series.
A new poll says Americans believe civility between Democrats and Republicans is getting worse. But the San Diego-based National Conflict Resolution Center has a plan to help elected leaders work through differences and find common ground.
The exhibit, "What We Carried: Fragments and Memories from Iraq and Syria," will be on display at the New Americans Museum of San Diego through September 3, 2017.