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Marissa Cabrera

News Producer, KPBS Midday Edition

Marissa Cabrera is a producer for KPBS Midday Edition and had previously served as a Newscast Producer for KPBS' Morning Edition.

Before joining KPBS she reported on Vatican affairs, social, and cultural issues in Rome, Italy. She also contributed to a documentary on sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

Marissa has worked as a multimedia journalist at various news stations in San Diego and Monterey as well as Columbia, Missouri.

Marissa graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.

Recent Stories by Marissa Cabrera

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San Diegans Reflect On 25 Years After Prop. 187

Nov. 7
By Marissa Cabrera

Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of Proposition 187. The measure would have denied medical care and public education to people living in California illegally.

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'Alta California' Chronicles Writer's Journey To Rediscover The Golden State

Nov. 6
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Author Nick Neely will be signing copies of and speaking about his new book, "Alta California: From San Diego To San Francisco, A Journey on Foot to Rediscover the Golden State," Thursday at Warwick's in La Jolla.

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New Book Exposes 'Homewreckers' Who Demolished The American Dream

Nov. 5
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Aaron Glantz is a senior investigative reporter at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and Pulitzer Prize finalist. His new book examines how members of President Trump's inner circle bet big after the housing bust and made billions of dollars keeping the American Dream out of reach for individual families.

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How Proposition 187 Transformed California

Nov. 4
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Friday marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of Proposition 187, a measure that aimed to prohibit people living in California illegally from receiving medical, educational and other social services. A new podcast by The Los Angeles Times and Futuro Studios examines its political legacy.

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San Diego’s Fifth Avenue May Become Car-Free 'Gaslamp Promenade'

Oct. 31
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A plan is in the works to remove cars from a stretch of Fifth Avenue in downtown San Diego to make the area more pedestrian-friendly. The plan is modeled after other car-free zones such as the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.

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Comedian Lewis Black Brings His 'Joke's On Us' Tour To San Diego

Oct. 29
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Lewis Black will be performing Saturday at Balboa Theatre.

Samin Nosrat, author and host of the Netflix se...

'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Chef Makes Hometown Debut

Oct. 10
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Samin Nosrat is a chef, best-selling author, La Jolla High School grad and host of the popular Netflix show "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat." She'll make her hometown debut Friday at Balboa Theatre as part of UC San Diego's ArtPower event series.

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SDSU Celebrates 50 Years Of Chicana-Chicano Studies

Oct. 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

San Diego State University's Chicana and Chicano Studies Department was one of the first of its kind in the nation when it was established in 1969 as Mexican American studies.

Rep. Susan Davis (D-San Diego) visits San Diego...

San Diego Congresswoman Susan Davis Discusses Impeachment Inquiry

Oct. 7
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The Congresswoman discusses why she moved to support an impeachment inquiry against President Trump.

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San Diego Native Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

Oct. 3
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Historian Kelly Lytle Hernández, who grew up in San Diego and graduated from UC San Diego, is one of 26 recipients of 2019 MacArthur Fellowship Award.

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