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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

Civil rights activist Valarie Kaur in an undate...

Civil Rights Activist Valarie Kaur Keynotes Annual All Peoples MLK Celebration In San Diego

Jan. 20
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Kaur is a civil rights activist, lawyer, filmmaker and author. She grew up in California's Central Valley and now leads the Revolutionary Love Project, a movement that focuses on the idea that love could be a force for social change.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer at Balboa Theat...

Mayor Faulconer Lays Out Ambitious Plans For Final Year In Office

Jan. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Faulconer focused on housing and homelessness. He said he'll ask the City Council to approve an initiative that would let developers build denser and taller housing near transit stops.

Real estate signs advertise the sale of three h...

Public Radio Program Sues To Uncover Secret Landlords Buying Up America's Cities

Jan. 7
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The public radio program, "Reveal" from The Center for Investigative Reporting, filed a lawsuit against the Treasury Department in hopes of getting the identities behind shell companies that are buying up a large share of real estate across major cities in California, including San Diego.

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Mark Your Calendar: What To Do This Month In San Diego

Jan. 3
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The Tony-Award winning musical "Dear Evan Hansen" and legendary metal band Tool will be taking the stage in San Diego this month.

Two people exchange cash in this undated photo.

What To Expect From California's Economy In 2020

Jan. 2
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

California's economic growth is expected to slow in the new year but not as much as the rest of the nation. That's according to the latest economic forecast from the UCLA Anderson School.

Pedestrians cross the train tracks in Del Mar t...

Construction To Stabilize Tracks On Del Mar Bluffs To Continue In 2020

Dec. 30, 2019
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

The North County Transit District plans to begin construction in January on phase four of a multi-year project to stabilize the bluffs next to the railway line through Del Mar.

A man looking at the CalGang website in this un...

Report: Few People Gain Removal From CalGang Database

Dec. 16, 2019
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

The CalGang database is used by law enforcement agencies to document and track suspected gang members.

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La Bodega Art Gallery Closing Amid Ongoing Concerns Over Gentrification In Barrio Logan

Dec. 10, 2019
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

After six years in the neighborhood, the gallery will host its final art show Saturday. La Bodega owner Soni Lopez-Chavez and Mary Jhun, a local artist with a studio in Barrio Logan, joined Midday Edition.

This Oct. 14, 2016, photo shows food from a Tha...

Thanksgiving And Politics: How To Navigate The Holidays Amid Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Nov. 26, 2019
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Political scientist Darrell West of the Brookings Institution discusses his new book, “Divided Politics Divided Nation,” which explores polarization in America through his own family history.

San Diego police at the scene of a murder-suici...

Paradise Hills Deadly Shooting Shines Light On Domestic Violence

Nov. 25, 2019
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

As the investigation into Saturday's fatal shooting in Paradise Hills continues, San Diego olice officials say it appears to be a case of "domestic violence murder-suicide."

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