Cabrera is a graduate of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University with degrees in Communication, and Foreign Languages and Cultures.

Cabrera joined CNN as a correspondent in 2013, based in Denver where she he was part of the CNN Investigative team that revealed systemic failures in reporting, investigating and tracking alleged sexual abuse at elderly living facilities. She has covered the unrest in Ferguson following the shooting of Michael Brown. Cabrera landed an exclusive interview with the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney while the grand jury was hearing the case and the Police Chief following his long-awaited public apology. She also did extensive enterprise reporting on the marijuana legalization movement, exploring everything from the economic impact, to regulatory issues, to health concerns. Her pesticide investigation resulted in the recall of thousands of pot products in Colorado.

Throughout 2017 and 2018, Cabrera covered the DACA deal extensively, ranging from interviews with diplomats and lawmakers to conversations with those impacted directly. Cabrera also led CNN viewers through many of the top breaking news stories of 2017, including the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va, Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, the Southerland Springs, TX church shooting, and the London Bridge terror attack, reporting on air for a total of nine hours. Following a 2017 ruling for increased sanctions on North Korea, Cabrera was one of the first reporters to interview U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley about the matter.

Prior to joining CNN, Cabrera was an anchor for the top-ranked daily morning news program at KMGH-TV 7 News, the ABC affiliate in Denver, where she covered local and national news including the Aurora movie theater shooting, and the 2012 Denver Presidential Debate and election. She earned an Emmy Award for her in-the-field anchoring as a part of the 7 News morning team that was honored for its High Park Fire coverage in 2012. She and the 7 News morning team were also honored with the Associated Press TV and Radio Association’s Annual Mark Twain Award for Best Morning Show Broadcast in 2013.

From January 2005 to July 2009, Cabrera was an anchor and reporter at NBC affiliate KHQ-TV and FOX affiliate KAYU-TV in Spokane, Washington. Cabrera began her broadcasting career as an intern for Denver’s CBS affiliate KCNC-TV and KMGH-TV.

Cabrera has served on the Board of Directors of Mi Casa Resource Center and she served on the board of the American Cancer Society. She also speaks at local schools with students who are interested in a broadcasting career.