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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

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San Diego City Council Considers Banning Motorized Scooters Along Mission Beach Boardwalk

May 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Councilwoman Lori Zapf says she is proposing the ban after a series of collisions between pedestrians and people on scooters. If approved, motorized scooters would be banned on the boardwalk in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach.

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District 5 Candidate Jacqueline Arsivaud Says Sticking To General Plan, County Will Reach Housing Goal

May 21
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Candidate Jacqueline Arsivaud is a member of the San Dieguito Planning Group and the chairperson of the Elfin Forest Harmony Grove Town Council. She’s a Democrat.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Jazz, Electro-Punk And Historic Houses

May 18
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings jazz and ballet, some electro-punk and a tour of South Park's historic houses.

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Bonnie Dumanis Says Making District 4 Supervisor's Race Partisan Is A Political Tactic

May 17
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Former San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is one of five candidates, and the only Republican, in the District 4 race.

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Here's What You Should See, Taste And Drink In San Diego This Summer

May 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

From summer concerts to outdoor movie venues and the best places to snap a selfie, we review San Diego CityBeat's 2018 Summer Guide.

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San Diego County Voter Registration Hits Record High

May 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

There’s a record 1.6 million registered voters in San Diego County. The county’s latest voter registration data also shows independent voters, or voters who don’t belong to a political party may soon outnumber registered Republicans.

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Seismologist Says California Is Waiting For Its Next 'Big One'

May 15
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The Great Flood of 1862 was the last major natural disaster in Calfornia, according to seismologist Lucy Jones. The flood killed one percent of the state’s population and destroyed one-third of its taxable land.

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District 4 Candidate Nathan Fletcher Wants To Drive Board Of Supervisors In New Direction

May 15
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Former California Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher is one of five candidates in the race to represent District 4 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. He’s a Marine combat veteran and teaches political science courses at UC San Diego. He is a Democrat.

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District 4 Candidate Omar Passons Wants To Invest In Youth, Support Seniors

May 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Attorney Omar Passons is running to represent District 4 on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. He has worked on community issues of public health and land use. He's a Democrat. The supervisors positions are officially non-partisan, but right now all five supervisors on the board are Republican.

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El Vez Brings Mr. Bob's "Unhappy Hour" To The Casbah Monday Night

May 14
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego’s own Robert Lopez has lived an exciting life performing around the world, but not really as himself. He's better known, either on national television shows or opening for rock stars in a gold lamé Mariachi suit, as the Mexican Elvis, El Vez.

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