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Marissa Cabrera

News Producer, KPBS Midday Edition - Contributor through September 2020

Marissa Cabrera worked as 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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Sen. Toni Atkins Reflects On 'Most Difficult Year' In The Legislature

Sept. 15, 2020
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

The turmoil surrounding COVID-19 touched everything this year, including California's State Legislature. When the Senate and Assembly wrapped up their sessions in August, many closely watched bills failed to get the votes they needed to pass.

Bikers ride down Main Street during the 80th an...

SDSU Researchers Trace Surge In Coronavirus Cases To South Dakota Motorcycle Rally

Sept. 10, 2020
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

A new report by San Diego State University’s Center for Health Economics and Policy Studies estimates more than 260,000 cases can be linked to the rally. But questions have been raised about the study's methodology and its findings.

Coronavirus testing at the San Diego county lab...

San Diego County Releases Limited Coronavirus Outbreak Data

Sept. 4, 2020
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

There have been more than 240 community coronavirus outbreaks since the start of the pandemic in San Diego County, according to a new list released Thursday by the county.

A doctor holds a donation of convalescent plasm...

How Effective Is Plasma To Treat COVID-19?

Sept. 2, 2020
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

Convalescent plasma has been used to treat hundreds of COVID-19 patients in San Diego. But it's effectiveness against the virus isn't clear.

Twitter on Tuesday said it is taking sweeping a...

San Diego-Based Host Of 'QAnon Anonymous' Podcast Breaks Down The Conspiracy Theory

Aug. 26, 2020
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

QAnon — the false conspiracy theory that started on the fringes of the internet — has been moving into the mainstream.

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How Supervisor Desmond Has Amplified False Coronavirus Misinformation

Aug. 25, 2020
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

Supervisor Jim Desmond has questioned COVID-19 restrictions. He also has invited controversial guests on his podcast who have made false statements about the coronavirus without being challenged.

People at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA on Ma...

Census Caravan Hits The Streets In San Diego County, As Deadline Looms

Aug. 21, 2020
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

From National City to Escondido — the United Way's car caravan aims to increase census participation in hard to count communities.

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San Diego Author Captures 'Spirit Of Chicano Park' In New Children's Book

Aug. 18, 2020
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

The book's release coincides with the 50th anniversary of the founding of Chicano Park in San Diego's Barrio Logan neighborhood.

Sen. Kamala Harris speaks during a town hall me...

San Diegans React To Kamala Harris On The Presidential Ticket

Aug. 12, 2020
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his newly named running mate Senator Kamala Harris of California will introduce their ticket in Delaware Wednesday.

The host of

Diversity And Inclusion In Theatre Are Focus Of New KPBS TV Show

Aug. 7, 2020
By Marissa Cabrera, Mark Sauer

A new interview series that focuses on diversity and inclusion in the national theatre scene debuts Friday at 8 p.m. on KPBS 2. It's called "Theatre Corner" and will also air on KPBS Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

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