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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

People take the oath of allegiance to become U....

Report: 36,000 Essential Health Care Workers In San Diego Are Immigrants

June 30
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new report from the U.S. Immigration Policy Center at UC San Diego says one-third of the city of San Diego's essential health, food and agricultural workers in the city of San Diego are foreign-born.

An early voting and registration sign is shown ...

Should People On Parole Be Allowed To Vote In California?

June 29
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

This November, California voters will decide whether the state should restore voting rights to nearly 40,000 people on parole for a felony.

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, calls...

Affirmative Action May Return To California

June 22
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, introduced a bill that would put the issue on the November ballot.

Irving Hernandez at his SDSU graduation ceremon...

San Diego Dreamers Celebrate Supreme Court Ruling On DACA

June 18
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

An estimated 40,000 DACA eligible immigrants live in San Diego County.

Betty Broderick led by officers in the downtown...

San Diego's Betty Broderick Murders Return To The Spotlight 30 Years Later

June 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

The case is re-examined in the new Los Angeles Times podcast, "It Was Simple: The Betty Broderick Murders."

San Diego City Council member Monica Montgomery...

Monica Montgomery Responds To Criticism Over SDPD Funding

June 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

Despite calls to make cuts to the police department, Montgomery voted in favor of a city budget that left funding intact.

People walking on Ocean Beach Pier on June 9, t...

COVID-19: What To Consider Before Leaving Home

June 11
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

By Friday, more businesses will be allowed to open in San Diego County, including gyms, bars, hotels and museums.

Protesters sit with signs in San Diego during a...

San Diego Black Journalists Reflect On Racial Justice, Police Violence

June 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the protests that followed, two local journalists say they remain hopeful about the future of race relations in the U.S.

San Diego police officers stand guard on Broadw...

What Does 'Defund The Police' Mean?

June 8
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

Christy Lopez, a professor at Georgetown Law School and a co-director of the school’s Innovative Policing Program, says "defunding the police" doesn't mean zeroing out budgets. It means to reduce the demands placed on police and redirecting funding to mental health care, housing and other social programs.

San Diego police officers block demonstrators d...

San Diego Community Review Board To Discuss De-Escalation Tactics

June 4
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Sharmaine Moseley, executive director of San Diego's Community Review Board on Police Practices, says the board is recommending the San Diego Police Department adopt a deescalation policy similar to one used in the city of Baltimore.

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