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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's Fourth 'Bridge' Shelter Set To Open In November

Oct. 16
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego City Council on Tuesday approved a contract with Alpha Project to run a fourth temporary homeless shelter at 17th Street and Imperial Avenue in downtown San Diego.

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San Diego Author Shares Stories Of 15 Years Of Adventures On The High Seas

Oct. 14
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego boat builder, Lew Maurer, was commissioned to build an 80-foot luxury catamaran. Soon, he would find out he was destined to be its captain, leading a family on 15 years of adventures around the world.

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Californians Must Have Health Insurance In 2020, Or Face Penalty

Oct. 14
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Covered California was created in 2014 to offer state residents subsidized health insurance under the Affordable Care Act. Covered California's open enrollment for health coverage in 2020 starts Tuesday and runs through January 31.

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'Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat' Chef Makes Hometown Debut

Oct. 10
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

Samin Nosrat is a chef, best-selling author, La Jolla High School grad and host of the popular Netflix show "Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat." She'll make her hometown debut Friday at Balboa Theatre as part of UC San Diego's ArtPower event series.

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In San Diego Unified, Now's The Time To Choose A School For Your Child

Oct. 3
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

The school choice application window for San Diego Unified, the county's largest school district, is open now through Nov. 13.

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Community Groups Call On SDPD To Stop Using Controversial Neck Restraint

Oct. 1
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

In town hall meeting Monday, activists called on the San Diego Police Department to stop using the controversial carotid restraint hold.

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California To Play Pivotal Role In Impeachment Probe

Oct. 1
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

From Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy, Californians on both sides of the political aisle are becoming the public faces of the Trump impeachment inquiry.

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Union-Tribune Editorial: Trump Impeachment Needs To Draw A Line

Sept. 30
By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh

While the Union-Tribune's Editorial Board has been critical of President Trump, this is the first time the newspaper has called for formal impeachment hearings.

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San Diego Beekeeper's New Books Are All The Buzz

Sept. 26
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh

Hilary Kearney, the founder of Girl Next Door Honey, has been using her expertise to enlighten the world about bees. She will be speaking about her two new books on bees Thursday at The Book Catapult in South Park.

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San Diego County Jail Deaths Outpace Other Large California Counties

Sept. 24
By John Carroll, Maureen Cavanaugh

The findings are the result of a six-month investigation by The San Diego Union-Tribune.

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