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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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How The New Democratic Agenda Is Taking Shape In The California Legislature

Dec. 5
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

On the first day of the new two-year legislative session, lawmakers introduced a number of bills that address wildfire disasters, the housing crisis along with the expansion of early childhood education and health care coverage.

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Classical Pianist Jeeyoon Kim On The Inspiration Behind New Album 'Over. Above. Beyond.'

Dec. 5
By Marissa Cabrera

Kim will mark the release of her new album with a concert Dec. 9 at The Scripps Research Institute.

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San Diego’s New Arts Director Discusses Future Of Arts Funding

Dec. 3
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Jonathon Glus took over last month as the executive director of the city of San Diego’s Commission for Arts and Culture.

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How Shutting Down San Ysidro Border Crossing Impacts Region's Economy

Nov. 27
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The San Ysidro Port of Entry is the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere with about 100,000 people crossing every day.

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Talking Turkey: Chef Bernard Shares Recipes For Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov. 21
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Chef Bernard Guillas, the executive chef of the La Jolla Beach and Tennis Club's The Shores Restaurant and the Marine Room, joins KPBS Midday Edition Wednesday to answer your Thanksgiving dinner questions. Tweet your questions to @kpbsmidday or call us at 1-888-895-5727.

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Reveal: Migrant Children's Lawyers Could Risk Funding If They Challenge Government In Court

Nov. 19
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

There is an all-time high of 14,000 immigrant children in U.S. custody.

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San Diego Federal Judge Formally Approves Family Separation Settlement

Nov. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Hundreds of families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year will now be given a second chance to seek asylum.

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Monica Montgomery Discusses Win, Future On The San Diego City Council

Nov. 8
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The biggest upset victory in the city of San Diego this Tuesday was the election of civil rights attorney Monica Montgomery in District 4.

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First Person: Remembering And Honoring Departed Loved Ones On Dia De Los Muertos

Oct. 29
By Marissa Cabrera

Pita Verdin, a longtime resident of San Diego’s Sherman Heights neighborhood, has been creating a Dia de Los Muertos altar in her father’s memory for nearly 20 years.

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Monday Is California's Voter Registration Deadline

Oct. 22
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

This November, California voters will choose the state's next governor, decide a winner in the U.S. Senate race and weigh in on 11 state propositions.

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