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Melissa Mae

Freelance Reporter

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Melissa Mae is a freelance reporter in the KPBS newsroom. She has also served as a fundraising host on KPBS TV and radio since May 2019.

Melissa began her broadcasting career as an arena host and broadcast reporter with the San Diego Sockers. Among her career highlights was interviewing legendary Landon Donovan after he scored his first goal as a Socker.

Recent Stories by Melissa Mae

San Diego Convention Center employees applaud d...

San Diego Convention Center Set To Welcome Its First Show

July 30
By Melissa Mae

The San Diego Convention Center will host its first in-person show on August 1st.

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South Bay Schools Report COVID-19 Cases

July 29
By Melissa Mae

At least two South Bay schools have reported COVID-19 cases since the start of school on July 21, 2021. Schools have some options for students who have been exposed to the virus.

Masked parents direct their children on the fir...

Masks Are Not Optional For San Diego Schools

July 28
By Melissa Mae

San Diego school districts must enforce mask wearing for all K-12 students, teachers and staff on campus, regardless of vaccination status for this upcoming school year.

A person receives a COVID-19 vaccine at the vac...

San Diego Doctor Applauds State's Vaccine Order

July 26
By Melissa Mae

“We can’t really afford to have health care personnel offline, sick with COVID, dying from COVID or just infected with COVID."

Spring Valley Clean Up Crew founder Victoria Ab...

Spring Valley Group Stages Clean-Up In Tijuana River Valley

July 23
By Melissa Mae

The group says county officials are not adequately responding to a worsening environmental crisis.

Pope Tree Service crew putting tree branches an...

Free Wildfire Prevention For Seniors In San Diego County

July 20
By Melissa Mae

A local program helps seniors and physically disabled persons protect their homes from wildfires for free.

CAL FIRE Chief Tom Mecham addresses the media d...

San Diego County Agencies Ready To Fight Wildfires

July 16
By Melissa Mae

San Diego County fire officials say they're ready to respond to wildfires, and encourage residents to have an evacuation plan.

California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks to memb...

Newsom Touts Rental Assistance Program

July 14
By Melissa Mae

Governor Gavin Newsom's AB 832 provides rent and utility relief for Californians.

Police cars parked in the Gaslamp District foll...

SDPD Announces Crackdown On Violent Crime, 'Ghost Guns'

July 14
By City News Service, Melissa Mae

City officials in San Diego Wednesday announced a new slate of law enforcement strategies designed to curb a recent surge in local violent crime, and address a worrisome proliferation of unregistered "ghost guns."

Parklet outside of Nonna in Little Italy neighb...

San Diego Restaurants Get A Reprieve For Parklets

July 13
By Melissa Mae

Restaurant owners now have until August 2, 2021 to bring their outdoor dining spaces up to code.

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