Senior Producer and Managing Editor
Maria is a veteran journalist with 20+ years’ experience in broadcast news. She has spent most of her career as an investigative producer uncovering consumer scams and fraud, societal concerns and government waste. Her proudest work involves exposing life-threatening issues like car engine defects, deadly medical devices, and dangerous governmental and medical policies. So far, her work has garnered a Peabody, four Murrow Awards and 26 Emmys, including a national NATAS Crystal Pillar.
Maria originally hails from New York, but grew up in South Florida. After graduating from the highly ranked journalism school at the University of Florida, her career steered her across the country to stations in Chicago, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and West Palm Beach. She proudly boasts that she has “three beautiful, talented and incredibly smart children.” And while she loves the beach, she vacations in the hills – hiking a glacier in Iceland, snowmobiling the top of the continental divide and biking down a volcano in Maui. And then there’s spelunking…