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
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.
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, introduced a bill that would put the issue on the November ballot.
An estimated 40,000 DACA eligible immigrants live in San Diego County.
The case is re-examined in the new Los Angeles Times podcast, "It Was Simple: The Betty Broderick Murders."
Despite calls to make cuts to the police department, Montgomery voted in favor of a city budget that left funding intact.
By Friday, more businesses will be allowed to open in San Diego County, including gyms, bars, hotels and museums.
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.
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.
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.