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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

Border View YMCA is shown in this photograph. A...

Vaccine Availability Varies Throughout San Diego

April 12
By Melissa Mae

The Del Mar Fairgrounds Vaccination Super Station will close again for four days this week, while some small clinics in San Diego will provide no appointment, first-come first-served COVID-19 vaccines to people in specific ZIP codes.

Transit, city officials and developers break gr...

Ground Broken For Housing Project On Grantville Trolley Parking Lot

April 9
By Melissa Mae

Ground broke Friday for a new housing development at the Grantville Trolley Station. The 250-unit development will offer trolley passes to residents.

The 100 day COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign at th...

Lowrider Coalition Joins National City's 100 Day Vaccination Campaign

April 8
By Melissa Mae

Every second and fourth Saturday, at the a walk-up clinic in National City, lowrider cars will be there greet patients and promote the opportunity to get vaccinated for COVID-19.

UCSD volunteers administer COVID-19 vaccines at...

Community Fair Helps San Diegans Get A Shot In The Arm

April 7
By Melissa Mae

On the first Wednesday of the month, the Community Health & Resource Fair takes place at the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA. The fair has now started administering COVID-19 vaccines to the state’s hardest-hit communities.

Black faith-based leaders and public health off...

Three Black Churches In San Diego Become Free COVID-19 Testing Sites

April 2
By Melissa Mae

Ahead of Easter Sunday and returning to indoor worship, three new COVID-19 testing sites are coming to three Black churches in San Diego.

The Chicano Federation and the San Diego Loyal ...

Chicano Federation And San Diego Loyal Honor Chavez With Mural

March 31
By Melissa Mae

Organizers say the project in San Diego’s Shelltown neighborhood carries the iconic labor leader’s message of community.

Feeding San Diego prepares for its first large-...

Feeding San Diego Kicks Off The ‘Together Tour’

March 30
By Melissa Mae

Feeding San Diego prepares for its first contactless, drive thru large-scale food distribution in Chula Vista. They anticipate helping close to 1,400 families.

 Mountain View Educational Complex in southeast...

Three More Vaccination Sites Opening In San Diego On Tuesday

March 30
By Melissa Mae

Three new COVID-19 vaccination sites are opening this week in San Diego county: in Southeast San Diego, Escondido and Sherman Heights. But while those community clinics are opening, the vaccination Superstation at the Del Mar Fairgrounds will be closed on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday because of a shortage of vaccines.

People wait in line for COVID-19 vaccines at th...

Facebook Group Helping San Diegans Find Vaccine Appointments

March 27
By Melissa Mae, Tania Thorne

Hundreds of thousands of Californians are going to be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine as early as April 15. With some people struggling to get vaccinated, a Facebook group is helping them find appointments.

People at the beach by the Ellen Browning Scrip...

San Diego Lifeguards Promote Spring Break Safety At The Beach

March 25
By Melissa Mae

Spring break is underway and San Diego’s beautiful weather is bringing large crowds to the beaches.

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