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
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer. But San Diego's beaches and restaurants were not as crowded this weekend as in previous years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 23-campus California State University system is facing a $404 million reduction in funding compared to last year's budget.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted to move further into phase two and reopen restaurants for dine-in service and some retailers with modifications.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released just two immigrant detainees identified as "medically vulnerable" from the Otay Mesa Detention facility since a federal judge ordered ICE last Friday to review for release detainees at high risk for coronavirus.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer said he'll be announcing policies and procedures on Tuesday to safely reopen businesses in San Diego.
The nearly $500 billion package aims to help small businesses, hospitals and includes funding to expand testing.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a plan this week to train 10,000 contact tracers. The state is also exploring the use of digital apps to backtrack the movement of sick people and find out who they may have been in contact with.
The blood test detects who may have been infected, without experiencing any symptoms, and recovered from the virus that causes COVID-19.
Sharp Grossmont CEO Scott Evans said while they're not currently seeing the patient surge that was previously predicted, the hospital is still standing by for a possible influx of patients.
Atkins created a subcommittee to review state spending related to the COVID-19 virus pandemic. It will hold its first hearing Thursday.