KPBS Midday Edition Host
Maureen Cavanaugh has been a familiar voice for KPBS listeners for more than 15 years, serving in a variety of capacities including announcer, host, and producer. As host of KPBS Midday Edition, Maureen has interviewed a wide range of notables, such as comedienne Sandra Bernhardt, actor John Lequizamo, author Chuck Palahniuk, composer Marvin Hamlisch, artist Robert Irwin, and designer Zandra Rhodes. But of all the interviews Maureen has conducted, her most special was with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.
Before joining KPBS in 1997, she worked as a news anchor for KSDO and KOGO News Radio in San Diego. While working for commercial radio stations in San Diego and in Salt Lake City, Utah, Maureen reported on both hard news and lifestyle features.
Maureen has received three "Golden Mike" awards from the Radio and TV News Association of Southern California for economic reporting and breaking news. She has also received a "Best of Show" and “Best Radio Newscast” awards from the San Diego Press Club and the "Flo" Award from Public Radio Program Directors Association for Best Public Radio Announcer in a large market.
Maureen is a native of Queens, New York, but after more than 20 years in San Diego she feels she qualifies as a real Southern Californian.
Recent Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
A new series on KPBS Midday Edition will answer questions about local civics and election rules — with the hope that the information can help listeners better understand other political reporting throughout the year.
The Alzheimer’s Association released its latest list of facts and figures about Alzheimer’s disease and its treatment on Tuesday.
Did Amy Wallen's family really dig up a grave in 1970s Peru? Wallen explores the uncertainty of memory in her new memoir.
There have been 19 school shooting threats reported to San Diego County authorities since the Feb. 14 shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, according to the San Diego District Attorney's Office.
"American Mariachi," a new play opening Friday at the Old Globe, follows a teenage girl's quest to form an all-female mariachi group while transforming the lives of those around her.
The San Diego Music Awards is a celebration of local music and a night when bands from a variety of genres are honored for their work.
This Saturday, a gun show and a California Gun Laws Convention at the Del Mar Fairgrounds brings together gun rights advocates, many of whom feel there are already too many restrictions on gun ownership, especially in California.
San Diego choreographer John Malashock did not want a retrospective to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his company, Malashock Dance.
The arts community faces a lot of uncertainty as President Trump and Mayor Kevin Faulconer propose reductions in arts funding. Anne Bown-Crawford, the new director of the California Arts Council will be in San Diego Thursday to mee with the arts and culture organizations.
This weekend is all about the classics: a beloved ballet, a timeless band and a long-held Japanese tradition.