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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

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San Diego Federal Judge Formally Approves Family Separation Settlement

Nov. 16
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Hundreds of families who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this year will now be given a second chance to seek asylum.

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Some Statewide And San Diego County Races Still Too Close To Call

Nov. 15
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

There are still thousands of votes left to be counted across California and even in San Diego County. For most races, that won’t make a difference, however, there are several races that are still undecided.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: New Films, The Moz And Paula!

Nov. 9
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

Beloved '80s-era musicians return to San Diego this weekend, plus a small film festival brings major releases to Coronado.

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Monica Montgomery Discusses Win, Future On The San Diego City Council

Nov. 8
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

The biggest upset victory in the city of San Diego this Tuesday was the election of civil rights attorney Monica Montgomery in District 4.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: Deftones, Swans And 'Wicked'

Nov. 2
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings major voices in music, from Elphaba in "Wicked" to a festival curated by the Deftones. Plus a grand composer is celebrated.

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New Poll Shows 50th Congressional Race Tightening

Oct. 31
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) still leads his challenger Ammar Campa-Najjar in the 50th Congressional District, but Campa-Najjar is closing the gap, gaining six percentage points in the last two months.

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How A Woman's Search For Enlightenment Led Straight To A Cult

Oct. 29
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Pat Finn

Renee Linnell thought she had won the lottery when she met Lakshmi at a meditation seminar. She was looking for truth and peace. Instead, she wound up in what she believes was a cult — and lost everything.

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Renowned Chef Yotam Ottolenghi Bringing His 'SIMPLE' Philosophy To Chino Farm

Oct. 25
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Megan Burke

Chef Yotam Ottolenghi will be at North County’s Chino Farm on Saturday afternoon as part of Chino’s The Good Earth/Great Chefs series.

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Monday Is California's Voter Registration Deadline

Oct. 22
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

This November, California voters will choose the state's next governor, decide a winner in the U.S. Senate race and weigh in on 11 state propositions.

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San Diego's Top Weekend Events: From Dancing Bears To 'Killer Tomatoes'

Oct. 19
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Nina Garin

This weekend brings a ballet version of "The Jungle Book," a dance show inspired by "Romeo and Juliet" and an anniversary screenings for a beloved movie.

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