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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 Diego Conference Spotlights The Separated Families You Often Don’t Hear About

March 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Mixed-status families, or those with a mix of citizens and non-citizens, have also been separated after a family member gets detained or deported. That person is often a parent without legal status.

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Meet The San Diego Native Behind The Youth Political Movement 'Generation Citizen'

March 20
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Scott Warren is the founder and CEO of "Generation Citizen," an organization working to empowering youth through civics education across the country.

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New Zealand Shooting Highlights Need For Dialogue

March 19
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A series of discussions between Muslims and non-Muslims is working to build bridges between faith communities in San Diego and dispel myths about Islam.

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Meet The Teens Leading San Diego’s Climate Strike

March 14
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

Kate Anchondo and Rachal Hamilton are seniors at Hilltop High School in Chula Vista. They plan to join students around the globe and walk out of school Friday to demand action on climate change.

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Study: Rising Sea Levels Could Cost More Than California's Worst Wildfires

March 13
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

A new U.S. Geological Survey study looks at the potential impacts of sea level rise when combined with other factors such as storm-driven flooding and beach erosion.

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First Person: Supporting LGBTQ Youth In San Diego’s South Bay

March 11
By Marissa Cabrera

Lucero Camarena works to empower trans youth at the newly opened LGBTQ Youth Center in Chula Vista.

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San Diego Mayor Faulconer Speaks Out On Future Of California GOP

March 6
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Mayor Kevin Faulconer was one of the keynote speakers at the New Way California 2019 Summit in Sacramento Tuesday.

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A Palliative Care Doctor Reflects On The Role Of Medicine In The 'Eleventh Hour'

March 5
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Dr. Sunita Puri will be speaking about her memoir, “That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour,” Wednesday at Warwick's Bookstore in La Jolla.

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Black Lives Matter Co-Founder On Where The Movement Is Today

Feb. 26
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Alicia Garza co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year old Trayvon Martin.

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SDG&E To Start New 'Time Of Use' Billing System

Feb. 21
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

San Diego Gas and Electric announced plans Thursday to move its roughly 750,000 customers to energy plans that incentivize decreased energy use, especially during peak hours.

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