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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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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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A Conversation With US Senate Candidates Kevin de Leόn And Dianne Feinstein

Oct. 17
By Brooke Ruth, Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Midday Edition presents live special coverage of the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California's discussion with the candidates for U.S. Senate.

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New Book Examines Science, Politics And Crime At The Center Of The Vaquita Crisis

Oct. 11
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Author Brooke Besessen talks about her new book, "Vaquita: Science, Politics and Crime in the Sea of Cortez."

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San Diego-Based Innocence Project Continues Fight For Remaining Members Of The California 12

Oct. 10
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A march was held last weekend from Berkeley to Sacramento to urge Governor Brown to grant clemency to the remaining six members of the California 12, a group of men and women who the Innocence Project believes were wrongly convicted.

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California Political Watchdog Chair Discusses Campaign Finance Ahead Of November Election

Oct. 9
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The California Fair Political Practices Commission is in charge of enforcing the Political Reform Act, which regulates campaign financing, conflicts of interest, lobbying and government ethics.

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Monica Montgomery On The Race For San Diego City Council District 4

Oct. 8
By Claire Trageser, Marissa Cabrera

Monica Montgomery is challenging incumbent City Council President Myrtle Cole to represent voters in District 4, which covers neighborhoods such as Oak Park, Encanto and Paradise Hills.

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A Network Of Safe Houses For Abused Immigrant Women Has Been Operating Quietly Underground

Oct. 4
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

A new article in The California Sunday Magazine tells the story of the women behind the underground safe houses, some of whom have experienced domestic violence themselves.

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How San Diego's Centro Cultural De La Raza Is Preparing For A Comeback

Oct. 4
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

For years, the Centro has struggled with leadership and financial problems. But now there's an effort underway to revive the art space and introduce new exhibitions and events.

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Diane Harkey On The Race For The 49th Congressional Seat

Oct. 1
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Republican Diane Harkey, a member of the State Board of Equalization, is running against Democrat Mike Levin in the race to replace Darrell Issa.

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Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo To Be Officially Recognized As Spanish

Sept. 26
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Ahead of this weekend’s annual Cabrillo Festival, the Cabrillo National Monument will install plaques that recognize Cabrillo’s birthplace as Spain, not Portugal.

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