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

Oct. 16
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
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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San Diego Firefighters Prepare For Potential Busy Season

May 18, 2016
By Maya Trabulsi

Spring rains in San Diego may have brought lush vegetation, but that could spell trouble in the upcoming fire season.

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Officials Ponder How To Remove Dead Whale From Surf Spot

April 26, 2016
By Associated Press, Maya Trabulsi

The adult gray whale is about 40 feet long and weighs up to 60,000 pounds. Its carcass is rotting at a popular surfing spot near San Clemente.

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1920s Hillcrest House Driven To San Ysidro For Reuse

March 28, 2016
By Kristina Bravo, Maya Trabulsi

Reduce, reuse, recycle. That was the idea behind the big undertaking Monday in Hillcrest, where a house was loaded on to a truck and relocated to San Ysidro.

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22 People Charged Under Provisions Of Chelsea's Law In San Diego County

Feb. 25, 2016
By City News Service, Maya Trabulsi

Chelsea's Law mandates life prison terms for those convicted of certain violent sex crimes against children, increases law enforcement oversight of paroled sex offenders and prohibits released sex offenders from visiting places where children congregate.

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Farming The Ocean For More Than Just Fish

Nov. 16, 2015
By Maya Trabulsi

At a convention in La Jolla, ocean experts asked when sea vegetables will be a staple of aquaculture.

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Solana Beach Hat Maker Tops Off Racing Season

July 14, 2015
By Maya Trabulsi

Jill Courtemanche is on track to make sure her headdresses are head-turners for Del Mar’s racing season.

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