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Maureen Cavanaugh

KPBS Midday Edition Co-Host

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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

Students walk on UC San Diego campus in this un...

UCSD Sees Huge Crush Of Students On First Day Of School

Sept. 24
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

As students return to UCSD's campus for the fall quarter, university officials say enrollment might be at it's highest in the school's 61-year history.

The entrance to the R.J. Donovan Correctional F...

Private Prison In Downtown San Diego To Stay Open Despite Order By Biden

Sept. 23
By Emilyn Mohebbi, Maureen Cavanaugh

A private prison in Downtown San Diego remains open despite an executive order by President Joe Biden.

Grilled Branzino is on the menu at Fort Oak in ...

Michelin Guide Honors 5 San Diego Restaurants

Sept. 21
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

Five popular San Diego restaurants have made their way into the new all-California Michelin restaurant guide.

In this file image from March 30, 2020, Dr. Nic...

How Workplaces Can Help Employees Experiencing Mental Health Challenges

Sept. 14
By Emilyn Mohebbi, Maureen Cavanaugh

Midday Edition spoke to Civility Partners CEO Catherine Mattice about the stigma surrounding mental health challenges, what protections are in place for workers experiencing mental illness, and what can workplaces do to help those experiencing mental health challenges.

More than 1,700 San Diego Health Care Workers Request Vaccine Exemptions

Sept. 13
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

As the deadline looms for state healthcare workers to get vaccinated by the end of the month, more than 1,700 are seeking exemptions primarily based on religious grounds.

The SARS-CoV-2 virus under a microscope in an u...

Expert Cautions Delta Still Biggest Threat As New Variant Emerges

Sept. 9
By Harrison Patiño , Maureen Cavanaugh

While cases of the mu variant continue to be documented across California, leading health officials say that the delta variant is still the primary cause for concern as the pandemic continues.

A tanker flies over Wrights Lake while battling...

Conference: Impact Of Climate Change On What Gets Built Where And How

Sept. 7
By Emilyn Mohebbi, Maureen Cavanaugh

On Wednesday, the San Diego/Tijuana District of the Urban Land Institute begins a series of meetings covering how our region can respond to the increased risk of wildfires and other aspects of climate change.

The San Diego Unified School District Board of ...

Midday Edition Special: How Critical Race Theory Became A Topic At School Board Meetings

Sept. 6
By Andrew Bracken, Brooke Ruth, Emilyn Mohebbi, Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon, Maureen Cavanaugh

Debate over what is called "critical race theory" continues to be a charged topic at school board meetings across the country.

Marines process evacuees at Hamid Karzai Intern...

Local Veterans Continue Work To Get Allies Out Of Afghanistan

Sept. 3
By Andrew Bracken, Maureen Cavanaugh

#AfghanEvac project continues on after U.S. pullout.


Study: San Diego's Median Home Price Could Near $1 Million Next Year

Aug. 25
By Andrew Bracken, Maureen Cavanaugh

Though not all experts agree with the prediction, most expect home prices to continue their gains locally.

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