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
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.
Memorial weekend marks the unofficial launch of the summer movie season and here is a preview of what is to come.
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.
Fandango Fronterizo, a binational musical gathering of traditional son jarocho-style music, celebrates its 10th anniversary this weekend.
San Diego Gas & Electric plans to build a 47-mile natural gas pipeline along the 15 freeway from Rainbow to Miramar.
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.
Like it did with "Into the Woods," Fiasco Theater reinvents Molière for Globe-commissioned "The Imaginary Invalid."
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.
The exhibit “Unseen Portrait: The Art of Tom Hom” is on display now through August 20 at the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum.
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.