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Maya Trabulsi

Saturday Morning Anchor

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Maya Trabulsi is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist who produces and anchors local newscasts for Weekend Edition on KPBS-FM. Additionally, Maya serves as a fill-in news anchor around All Things Considered and for KPBS Evening Edition. She also produces feature reports for the KPBS newsroom.

Maya was born in Beirut, Lebanon during the country’s civil war and was raised in Dubai and London under an American system of education. Maya came to San Diego after completing her BA in media communications with a minor degree in women’s studies from Webster University. While earning her master’s degree in television, film, and new media studies from San Diego State University, she worked for Channel 4 San Diego as a video editor on long-format news and sports magazine shows. Maya later joined the news team at a CNN-affiliated station in Riverside County, where she produced and covered local news for the Inland Empire as an evening news anchor and reporter.

Maya’s work has been recognized with first place awards for reporting and editing from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Society of Professional Journalists, and the San Diego Press Club. In 2017, Maya’s report on the DEA’s planned ban of a controversial supplement, which was titled “Kratom: Healing Herb or Dangerous Drug?”, won six awards, including two Golden Mic awards from the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California.

Recent Stories by Maya Trabulsi

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San Diego’s Quality Of Life Gets Mixed Reviews In USD Report

June 13
By Maya Trabulsi

Is San Diego on the path to greater health, wealth, comfort, and sustainability? The 'Nonprofit Institute' at the University of San Diego provides an answer as it releases the findings of its Equinox Project.

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Question For Commuters: Would You Leave Your Car At Home One Day A Week?

June 7
By Maya Trabulsi

A SANDAG survey asks commuters, who drive to work alone if they'd consider alternative transportation, even if it's only one day a week.

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Teachers Hard Hit By San Diego's Cost Of Housing

May 13
By Maya Trabulsi

A new study by ApartmentList.com shows teachers in San Diego are facing financial hardship because their salaries have not kept up with the rising cost of housing.

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CSU San Marcos Will Graduate Biggest Class Ever

May 7
By Maya Trabulsi

California State University San Marcos is about to graduate the school’s largest class in its 29-year history.

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San Diego Partnership Targets Teacher Shortage

April 25
By Maya Trabulsi

National University has launched a coordinated effort to address the teacher shortage in the areas of San Diego County that have the highest need.

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Healing A Mother’s Pain By Forgiving A Killer

April 2
By Maya Trabulsi

Mothers with a Message walks a path of forgiveness by making murderers understand what they’ve done.

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A Big Win And A Bigger Loss For San Diego’s State Champions

Oct. 16, 2018
By Maya Trabulsi

A documentary film resurfaces a local championship and the personal tragedy that followed.

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Fecal Transplants: Is Regulation Limiting Access To Health?

March 6, 2018
By Maya Trabulsi

Patients in San Diego and across the country urge the FDA to expand the legal use of fecal microbiota transplantation.

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Oceanside Monk Leaves A Sweet Legacy Through Beekeeping

Dec. 13, 2017
By Maya Trabulsi

Brother Blaise of Oceanside's Prince of Peace Abbey will carry beekeeping to the end of his days.

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Kratom: Healing Herb Or Dangerous Drug?

Nov. 29, 2016
By Maya Trabulsi

A plant called kratom is banned in San Diego, and the DEA is considering banning it nationwide. Some San Diegans say it has medicinal benefits.

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