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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

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Comics, Racing And 'Rumours'

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Comics, Racing And 'Rumours'

July 21
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend is all about free concerts, Latino art and Fleetwood Mac.

Jennings Fire Could Be Beginning Of Difficult Fire Season In San Di...

Jennings Fire Could Be Beginning Of Difficult Fire Season In San Diego County

July 20
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Just over a week ago, the Jennings fire in San Diego's East County led to an evacuation order for residents of threatened homes and shut down a portion of Interstate 8. The fire was extinguished after burning 400 acres. No injuries or structural damages resulted from the fire.

North Korea May Be Preparing New Missile Tests

North Korea May Be Preparing New Missile Tests

July 20
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

North Korea is reportedly preparing for further missile tests, just a few weeks after its latest tests showed it has the capability of hitting Alaska with an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Imperial Beach Sues Oil And Coal Companies For Climate Change Damages

Imperial Beach Sues Oil And Coal Companies For Climate Change Damages

July 19
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Imperial Beach and two Northern California counties on Monday filed lawsuits against 37 oil and coal companies for damages associated with climate change.

UC San Diego's Clarion Workshop Teaches Promising Sci-Fi, Fantasy T...

UC San Diego's Clarion Workshop Teaches Promising Sci-Fi, Fantasy Talent

July 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

As some of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy flock downtown to Comic-Con this week, a group of writers which may include the biggest future names in the genres has congregated in a different part of San Diego to work on their craft.

Phil Landis To Retire After 20 Years At Veterans Village Of San Diego

Phil Landis To Retire After 20 Years At Veterans Village Of San Diego

July 18
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Landis started out as a volunteer at Veteran Village of San Diego's Stand Down event and eventually worked his way up to serving as CEO of the organization, a position he has held for 10 years. He will retire on July 28.

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Discusses Priorities, DA...

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra Discusses Priorities, DACA Program

July 18
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

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.

Author Of Book About Bias In The Design Of Products, Places To Spea...

Author Of Book About Bias In The Design Of Products, Places To Speak At Warwick's

July 18
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The cause of long lines for women's public restrooms? Author Kathryn Anthony blames bad design.

Two Sides Respond To Lawsuit Alleging Gender Discrimination At Salk...

Two Sides Respond To Lawsuit Alleging Gender Discrimination At Salk Institute

July 17
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Salk biologists Vicki Lundblad and Katherine Jones spoke to The San Diego Union-Tribune about the lawsuits and Salk Institute further responded to the claims Friday.

California's Poet Laureate Hits The Road In Cross-State Tour

California's Poet Laureate Hits The Road In Cross-State Tour

July 17
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Dana Gioia is making a point to hold events beyond the traditional poetry enclaves of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Berkeley.

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