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Maureen Cavanaugh

KPBS Midday Edition Host

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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

Sempra Energy Executive: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Can Be Done T...

Sempra Energy Executive: 100 Percent Renewable Energy Can Be Done Today

May 26
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Speaking Thursday at UC San Diego's Institute of the America's annual energy conference, Sempra Vice President Patrick Lee said the technology exists today for a total reliance on renewable energy.

2017 Summer Movie Preview

2017 Summer Movie Preview

May 26
By Beth Accomando, Maureen Cavanaugh

Memorial weekend marks the unofficial launch of the summer movie season and here is a preview of what is to come.

California Seeks To Shape International Climate Policies

California Seeks To Shape International Climate Policies

May 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

As President Trump's administration moves to reverse U.S. pollution policies on coal and emissions, California is moving forward with international agreements on carbon-reducing cap and trade policies.

10 Years Of Sharing Son Jarocho Music On The US-Mexico Border

10 Years Of Sharing Son Jarocho Music On The US-Mexico Border

May 25
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Fandango Fronterizo, a binational musical gathering of traditional son jarocho-style music, celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend.

CPUC Holds Public Hearings For SDG&E Natural Gas Pipeline

CPUC Holds Public Hearings For SDG&E Natural Gas Pipeline

May 24
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego Gas & Electric plans to build a 47-mile natural gas pipeline along the 15 freeway from Rainbow to Miramar.

San Diego Unified's Plan To Protect Muslim Students From Bullying P...

San Diego Unified's Plan To Protect Muslim Students From Bullying Prompts Lawsuit

May 24
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A legal group has filed a lawsuit on behalf of six parents that challenges the constitutionality of the district's plan to protect Muslim students from being bullied.

Fiasco Theater Brings Molière Back To The Old Globe

Fiasco Theater Brings Molière Back To The Old Globe

May 24
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Like it did with "Into the Woods," Fiasco Theater reinvents Molière for Globe-commissioned "The Imaginary Invalid."

New Book Looks At Involuntary Psychiatric Care

New Book Looks At Involuntary Psychiatric Care

May 23
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The authors of "Committed: The Battle Over Involuntary Psychiatric Care," Dinah Miller and Annette Hanson, show both sides of the argument over involuntary treatment in the book but conclude that it is not the best solution.

Exhibit Reveals The Art Of Former San Diego City Councilman Tom Hom

Exhibit Reveals The Art Of Former San Diego City Councilman Tom Hom

May 23
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The exhibit “Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom” is on display now through August 20 at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.

San Diego City Council Takes Up Hotel Tax Hike Revisions

San Diego City Council Takes Up Hotel Tax Hike Revisions

May 22
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The San Diego City Council on Monday will consider Mayor Kevin Faulconer's plan to finance a San Diego Convention Center expansion through hotel tax increases and whether that plan should be placed on this November's ballot.

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