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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 Diegans React To President Trump's Racist Remarks

July 16
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The Democratic members of San Diego's congressional delegation have condemned President Trump's racist remarks against four congresswomen of color.

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Former La Mesa Pastor Sues DHS Over Border Surveillance Program

July 15
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Pastor Kaji Dousa, who used to preach at the La Mesa United Church of Christ, accuses the Department of Homeland Security of targeting her and violating her First Amendment rights.

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Should California Increase Electric Car Rebates?

July 11
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

California Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco introduced a bill this week that could triple rebates for electric car buyers.

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Imperial Beach's Wildcoast Honored For Efforts To Combat Climate Change

July 2
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

Wildcoast was one of 10 recipients of the 2019 Keeling Curve Prize which provides $250,000 to projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions or increase carbon uptake.

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'Sand And Blood' Traces History Of US Immigration And Border Policies

July 2
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

In his new book, longtime investigative journalist John Carlos Frey writes about how U.S. immigration and border policies over the last 30 years have laid the groundwork for what's unfolding at the U.S.-Mexico border today.

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'City Of Omens' Examines Dangers Facing Women In Tijuana

June 25
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Author and UCSD epidemiologist Dan Werb will be speaking about his new book "City of Omens: A Search For The Missing Women of the Borderlands," Tuesday at Warwick's.

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First Person: How I Became A Drag Queen

June 24
By Marissa Cabrera

Franko Guillen, who is also known as Franceska, is one of nine drag queens being honored in the San Diego History Center’s Legendary Drag Queens of San Diego exhibit on display now through September 8, 2019.

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'Man In The Window' Tells Untold Story Of The Golden State Killer Case

June 18
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

A new podcast by the Los Angeles Times tells the untold story of the origins of the Golden State Killer and the man police now believe is responsible for a dozen murders and four dozen rapes across California in the 1970s.

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California's YIMBY Movement Is Coming To North County

June 12
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Organizers with the new "yes in my backyard" housing advocacy group in North County plan to hold a kick-off event Thursday.

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California Auditor Is Looking For People To Help Redraw State Voting Maps

June 11
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

California Auditor Elaine Howle joins Midday Edition to discuss the application process for the state's next redistricting commission, what's at stake and why more states are following California's effort to take politicians out of the redistricting process.

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