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
It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend and there are celebrations all throughout the county, but there's also a literary celebration happening in La Jolla. Plus internet sensation Randy Rainbow comes to town and the San Diego Museum of Art celebrates works from Asia.
Julia Plevin is teaching others how to "forest bathe" in her book, “The Healing Magic of Forest Bathing: Finding Calm, Creativity, and Connection in the Natural World.”
Suicide prevention advocates from across the state will gather in Sacramento Wednesday to urge lawmakers to make mental health and suicide prevention priority issues in California.
A scientist racing against time to save her husband who is dying from an antibiotic-resistant superbug. The answer lies in a long-forgotten therapy, not used in modern American hospitals. It sounds like the plot to a fictional medical thriller.
It seemed that after the link between autism and vaccinations was disproved, the anti-vaccination movement would subside. But we are currently seeing a seeming resurgence.
The San Diego Association of Governments board agreed in late February to delay updating its regional transportation plan to bring it in line with state targets for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer was one of the keynote speakers at the New Way California 2019 Summit in Sacramento Tuesday.
Dr. Sunita Puri will be speaking about her memoir, “That Good Night: Life and Medicine in the Eleventh Hour,” Wednesday at Warwick's Bookstore in La Jolla.
Artist Trevor Paglen's work examines the way information systems and artificial intelligence have created a universe of surveillance for business, law enforcement and the military. An exhibit of his work opens Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Downtown.
The Climate Action Campaign released its 2018 Climate Action Plan Report Card Wednesday, which calls for a localized "Green New Deal" for San Diego County.