KPBS Midday Edition Co-Host
Maureen Cavanaugh has been a familiar voice for KPBS listeners for more than 15 years, serving in a variety of capacities including announcer, host, and producer. As host of KPBS Midday Edition, Maureen has interviewed a wide range of notables, such as comedienne Sandra Bernhardt, actor John Lequizamo, author Chuck Palahniuk, composer Marvin Hamlisch, artist Robert Irwin, and designer Zandra Rhodes. But of all the interviews Maureen has conducted, her most special was with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.
Before joining KPBS in 1997, she worked as a news anchor for KSDO and KOGO News Radio in San Diego. While working for commercial radio stations in San Diego and in Salt Lake City, Utah, Maureen reported on both hard news and lifestyle features.
Maureen has received three "Golden Mike" awards from the Radio and TV News Association of Southern California for economic reporting and breaking news. She has also received a "Best of Show" and “Best Radio Newscast” awards from the San Diego Press Club and the "Flo" Award from Public Radio Program Directors Association for Best Public Radio Announcer in a large market.
Maureen is a native of Queens, New York, but after more than 20 years in San Diego she feels she qualifies as a real Southern Californian.
Recent Stories by Maureen Cavanaugh
U.S. Supreme Court justices are meeting Friday to decide whether to take up an appeal of a 9th Circuit ruling on homelessness. Whatever they decide could have a major impact on San Diego and other cities.
A play at the San Diego Repertory Theatre tells the story of Gordon Hirabayashi, an American citizen of Japanese descent who refused to enter an internment camp during World War II — firm in the belief that his rights as a citizen should be protected.
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.
Individuals throw out an average of 20 pounds of food per month, making food the single largest item disposed of in landfills in the United States.
From latkes to tamales to black-eyed peas and ham, it just wouldn’t be the holidays for some families without these special foods. Does your family have a special holiday food? Share it with us.
Imperial Beach Council Member Paloma Aguirre co-hosted a town hall on housing Thursday to discuss the community's concerns over recent rent increases and hear from mobile home park residents who are fighting to stay in their homes.
The group's latest album, "Build Bridges," debuted No. 1 last month on Billboard's contemporary jazz chart.
The new charges come amid the ongoing civil fraud trial against GirlsDoPorn.com owner Michael Pratt. The civil trial is expected to wrap up this week.
Chula Vista native Rita Fernandez is San Diego's first Immigration Affairs Manager. She discusses what she hopes to accomplish in her new position and what she learned from a similar job she held in Los Angeles.
Customs and Border Protection agents are accused of altering court dates on asylum seekers' documents, keeping some migrants in Mexico indefinitely.