Skip to main content

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

Tease photo for story

'Finding Dorothy' Pulls Back The Curtain On 'The Wizard of Oz'

Feb. 12
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

New York Times best-selling author Elizabeth Letts will be speaking about her new novel, “Finding Dorothy,” Wednesday at Warwick's in La Jolla.

Tease photo for story

Podcast Reveals History Of KKK On Camp Pendleton

Feb. 5
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

“Free The Pendleton 14” is a new podcast about a group of black Marines who tried to combat racism and the Ku Klux Klan at Camp Pendleton in the 1970s.

Tease photo for story

Report: Climate Change May Hit States That Voted For Trump The Hardest

Feb. 4
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

A new report from UC San Diego and the Brookings Institution shows the economic impacts of climate change are widespread. But red-voting states may be disproportionately affected by the negative impacts of climate change.

Tease photo for story

What's Behind Tijuana's Violence?

Jan. 31
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

More than 2,500 people were killed in Tijuana in 2018, that's seven times the total in 2012.

Tease photo for story

San Diego Black Film Festival Spotlights African-American Cinema For 17th Year

Jan. 30
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Comedies, dramas, documentaries and short films are all on the agenda at the 17th annual San Diego Black Film Festival, which officially begins Thursday at ArcLight Cinemas La Jolla.

Tease photo for story

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Returns For 9th Year To San Diego's MOPA

Jan. 29
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

This year's festival features five films that focus on a range of social justice issues, from the #MeToo movement to immigration and the fight to protect transgender service members.

Tease photo for story

No Sign Of 'Return To Mexico' Policy At San Ysidro Port Of Entry

Jan. 28
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

U.S. officials said the policy to return most asylum seekers to Mexico while their cases work their way through the U.S. court system would start Friday. But there is still no indication the plan has been implemented.

Tease photo for story

SDSU Researcher Develops App To Promote Inclusive Teaching

Jan. 23
By Jade Hindmon, Marissa Cabrera

EQUIP or Equity Quantified in Participation is a free and open-source web application that tracks student participation and may help teachers overcome their own implicit biases.

Tease photo for story

San Diego Councilman Chris Ward Reacts To State Of The City Address

Jan. 21
By Alison St John, Marissa Cabrera

Democrat Chris Ward gives his take on Mayor Kevin Faulconer's State of the City Address, which outlined ways to build more housing in San Diego.

Tease photo for story

Illegal Marijuana Dispensaries Continue To Operate In San Diego County

Jan. 17
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The largest concentration of illegal dispensaries is in the county is in the Spring Valley area, where 14 shops were shut down last year.

View all stories by Marissa Cabrera ›