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
The San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council's annual report shows an increase in suicides for the fourth year in a row.
A new analysis by The San Diego Union-Tribune of hate crime data in San Diego County shows what kinds of hate crimes occur in the region and where.
Congressmen Mike Levin and Juan Vargas visited the Chula Vista Border Patrol Station, the Otay Mesa Detention Center and a migrant shelter to get a first-hand look at the conditions inside some of San Diego's immigration detention facilities.
The New York Times has put together a Spotify playlist filled with California-inspired music. Times chief pop music critic Jon Pareles will be in San Diego Friday to talk about the project and share some of his favorite tracks.
The third annual Latinx New Play Festival opens Friday and runs through Sunday at the San Diego Repertory Theatre's Lyceum Space.
In 2016, California became the first state in the nation to implement a red flag law. It allows family members or law enforcement to ask a judge to temporarily remove guns from individuals who may pose a threat to themselves or others.
For the last year, the San Diego Organizing Project has raised money to build a 40-foot monument inspired by the Statue of Liberty that overlooks the U.S.-Mexico border.
On Monday, the California Supreme Court unanimously ruled the city of San Diego did not adequately analyze the potential impacts of its 2014 marijuana dispensary rules.
Public comment for a draft of the state's ethnic studies curriculum proposal ends Thursday. Meanwhile, state lawmakers are debating whether to make ethnic studies a high school graduation requirement.
The exoneration story of Brian Banks is one of the notable achievements of the work of the San Diego-based California Innocence Project and now it's being told in a motion picture playing in theaters nationwide.