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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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California's Aging Population Is Growing, Quickly. Are We Ready?

May 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

By the year 2030, California's senior population is expected to grow from 6 to 9 million residents. That will have a significant impact on everything from health care to transportation and housing. Join KPBS Midday Edition this Wednesday at noon for a live broadcast and panel discussion with local experts on navigating the golden years in California.

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How Pardoning Servicemen Accused Of War Crimes May Impact The US Military

May 21
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

President Trump is reportedly preparing to pardon servicemen accused of war crimes, including Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL who is set to stand trial in San Diego next week.

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Street Teams To Provide Health Care To Homeless San Diegans

May 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Father Joe's Villages has launched what is considered the region's first street health program for homeless individuals.

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Thousands Expected To Hit San Diego Streets For 'Bike To Work Day'

May 15
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The San Diego Association of Governments 29th annual Bike to Work Day is Thursday.

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How San Diego Can Help Support Its Growing Senior Population

May 14
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

About one million San Diego residents will be 55 or older by the year 2030, that's a 194 percent increase from 2012, according to the San Diego Associations of Government.

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SDG&E Asks US Supreme Court To Weigh In On Wildfire Costs

May 2
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego Gas and Electric wants to bill customers $379 million in unrecovered 2007 wildfire costs. After state regulators and two California courts rejected SDG&E's request, the utility is now taking the fight to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Young Central American Refugees Share Their Stories In Their Own Words

May 1
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

"Solito, Solita: Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America" is a new book that features the stories of 15 young migrants who left home to seek asylum in the U.S.

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Guatemalan Singer-Songwriter Gaby Moreno Headlines Adams Avenue Unplugged

April 25
By Marissa Cabrera

On Saturday, 80 artists, across 24 stages will take over Normal Heights for the annual Adams Avenue Unplugged music festival.

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A New Season Of 'A Growing Passion' Debuts On KPBS

April 24
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Garden expert Nan Sterman kicks off the show's seventh season Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on KPBS Television.

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A Look At The Salk Institute Since Gender Discrimination Settlements

April 24
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

With lawsuits now settled, a new story examines the culture at The Salk Institute and what may be in store for the next generation of women scientists at the scientific research institute in La Jolla.

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