Equipped with a background in journalism, Maria is passionate about storytelling. She spent seven years as a news anchor at WNCT-TV in Greenville. In her role as lead morning anchor, she served as executive content manager for the morning and noon newscasts, trained producers, and mentored reporters. She also spent time in newsrooms in Winchester, VA as an anchor and reporter; Wilmington, NC as an on-air intern; and Pittsburgh, PA as an assignment desk intern.
As the author of An Introduction to Media Relations for Nonprofit Organizations, community involvement is of the utmost importance to Maria. She volunteers with various committees and boards to support local nonprofit organizations. She has served on boards and committees for the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina, Better Business Bureau Serving Eastern North Carolina, American Cancer Society, Riley’s Army, and Pitt County Arts Council at EMERGE.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts with majors in Media Arts and Communication from Robert Morris University. She has certifications in social media and content marketing as well as a professional certificate in professional business writing from University of California Berkeley Extension. Currently, Maria is working on a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Fayetteville State University.
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