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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

Finding Romance In The Remote Antarctic

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Sometimes a love story is not as simple as it seems. And that may be the case in a new romantic novel by Midge Raymond.

How Local Police Took Over Immigration Enforcement

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A new book details how immigration enforcement became a patchwork of police, sheriff and federal efforts, and how that's changing with renewed calls for border security.

Trial Of Mexican Businessman Accused Of Illegal Political Donations Begins

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José Susumo Azano Matsura is accused of illegally donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to support San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner in 2012.

San Diego Investors Hope To Jump Start Pot Businesses

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Canopy San Diego, the first marijuana accelerator in Southern California, plans to give a group of 10 new companies some seed money, office space and mentorship for 16 weeks.

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San Diego Symphony Spotlights 'Sounds Of The City'

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The San Diego Symphony is shaking things up this summer with a free concert that celebrates the city's diverse music scene.

San Diego Sailor Prepares For Olympic Debut

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Ahead of the Rio de Janeiro Games, which kicks off August 5, Briana Provancha talks about her training regimen for her first Olympics and the San Diego yacht club that sparked her interest in sailing.

San Diego Pastors Working To Increase African-Americans' Trust In Doctors

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Pastors say the distrust means members of their congregations don’t go to the doctor regularly, exacerbating the community’s already heightened risks for heart disease and stroke.

How Pets Can Help Treat Mental Illness

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Research has shown the positive effects of having dogs, cats and other animals on people with depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, or even patients recovering from a heart attack.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Rock Shows, Art And Stage Mothers

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Looking for something to do this weekend that has nothing to do with Comic-Con? Here are some options.

San Diego County Could Get $3M Boost In Federal Funding For Homeless

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Advocates claim the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development formula for homeless funding is outdated and gives San Diego less money than cities with far fewer homeless people.

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