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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

The Nat Unleashes Its Archives In 'Unshelved'

The Nat Unleashes Its Archives In 'Unshelved'

Nov. 16
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The San Diego Natural History Museum’s latest exhibit gives patrons a glimpse of some of the eight million specimens in its permanent collection, part of a renewed focus on its own research.

Report: San Diego County's Wine Industry Keeps Growing

Report: San Diego County's Wine Industry Keeps Growing

Nov. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new report commissioned by the San Diego County Vintners Association shows the economic impact of the local wine industry is $30.4 million. The total number of acres of wine grapes harvested has more than doubled since 2010.

San Diegans Send More Trash To Landfill Than Average Californian

San Diegans Send More Trash To Landfill Than Average Californian

Nov. 15
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

I Love a Clean San Diego wants San Diegans to send less trash to landfills by recycling more. Its campaign goes into high gear Wednesday, which is America Recycles Day.

Women Who Overcame Adversity Are Subject Of New Book By National Ci...

Women Who Overcame Adversity Are Subject Of New Book By National City Teacher

Nov. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

A National City teacher profiled 25 women who overcame adversity in her new book "Still I Rise: The Persistence of Phenomenal Women."

Astronaut Scott Kelly On His Yearlong Journey To Space And Back

Astronaut Scott Kelly On His Yearlong Journey To Space And Back

Nov. 14
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

Astronaut Scott Kelly has been back on Earth for over a year now, after setting a record for the single-longest American space mission. But in a sense, his mission is far from over.

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan Discusses California Sanctuary Sta...

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan Discusses California Sanctuary State Law

Nov. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Next week, KPBS and inewsource will present special coverage on the Trump administration's effort to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. In preparation for that coverage, KPBS Midday Edition spoke with the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Thomas Homan.

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: To The Theater!

San Diego's Top Weekend Events: To The Theater!

Nov. 10
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

'The Grinch' returns, plus standout productions in Rolando and Carlsbad.

IMAX Film About Aircraft Carriers Opens Friday At The Fleet

IMAX Film About Aircraft Carriers Opens Friday At The Fleet

Nov. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Captain Craig A. Clapperton, former commanding officer of USS Theodore Roosevelt, which is home-ported in San Diego, is featured in the film.

Union-Tribune: Two San Diego Tourists Contract Hepatitis A

Union-Tribune: Two San Diego Tourists Contract Hepatitis A

Nov. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that two tourists who visited San Diego for a Metallica concert in August, developed cases of hepatitis A when they returned home to Utah.

Issa Won't Support Tax Reform Bill In Its Current Form

Issa Won't Support Tax Reform Bill In Its Current Form

Nov. 8
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

House Republicans are planning to vote on the tax reform bill by Thanksgiving. The Senate is expected to release its version of the tax reform bill later this week.

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