Maria also serves as a reporter Thursday and Friday and fill-in anchor. Maria has been in St. Louis radio since her broadcasting career started in 1989 at KXOK, where she was an anchor, reporter and host of a consumer electronics show.
Her career next took her to the legendary WEW, where she started as a weekend announcer and eventually assumed the position of Program Director. In 1998, Maria became the General Manager of KZJZ 1380 AM, where she won the national Marconi award for Best Jazz Station in the Country.
In 2000, she joined Westwood One’s Metro Networks as a reporter and was assigned to different stations in the market, including KMOX as a traffic reporter. In 2001, Maria became bureau chief and in 2003 was promoted to Director of Operations for St. Louis.
In 2005, Maria made the change from radio to television. For nearly two years she was a writer/field producer for KTVI channel 2.
Maria is also a member of the 18 piece Big Band the Knights of Swing — an organization which is committed to preserving the heritage of jazz music.
Calls for St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch’s recusal from the Michael Brown case are growing. St. Louis Alderman Antonio French is one of several activists calling for his removal and the indictment of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
Despite financially challenging times, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is thriving and their publicist tells KMOX the organization’s longevity can be chalked up to being active in the community.
Police say a 16-year-old male student brought the loaded nine-millimeter gun into school around 10:40 this morning.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson is once again calling for an armed-offender docket after four days of several killings and shootings.
A Columbia, Ill. man is behind bars, charged with aggravated kidnapping, battery and unlawful restraint of a child.
The cost for the St. Louis Police Department’s involvement in Ferguson, Missouri, likely will exceed initial estimates of $740,000.
After a 7 p.m. vote tonight by council members, it could become illegal to text and drive at any age in St. Charles.
The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down last night near House Springs in Jefferson County, Missouri.
The two fundraising campaigns set up to collect money for Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson have stopped accepting donations.
A multi-million dollar lawsuit against at least two different police departments in connection with the Ferguson unrest has yet to be filed. The organization, Black Lawyers For Justice, was expected to file the suit Tuesday in federal court.