Maria Keena

maria keena1 Maria KeenaMaria Keena joined KMOX in October of 2007. Her duties include anchor co-host of Total Information AM Saturday from 5:00-8:00 a.m. and Total Information AM Sunday from 7:00-10:00 a.m.

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.

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Loaded Guns Found on Two Students

Whitfield School in Creve Coeur and Ladue Horton Watkins High School

12/16/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Ameren Warns Customers of Phone Scam

Impersonators pose as Ameren employees and tell customers their power will be turned off unless they make a payment using pre-paid money cards.

12/02/2014

Ferguson Democratic Committeewoman Patricia Bynes. (photo from Twitter)

Ferguson Political Leader Becomes Target of Protestors

Patricia Bynes says she was standing across the street from the Ferguson Police Station when a group of 20 surrounded, harassed, and threatened her, and told her to stop talking to the media.

11/11/2014

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Accidental Poisonings from Laundry Detergent Pods on the Rise

Missouri Poison Center’s Director July Weber says over 300 children in Missouri have been exposed to the detergent or ingested it, and in our immediate area, over 71 have been sickened.

11/11/2014

Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Extraordinary Run on Paper Ballots in St. Louis County

The high demand for paper ballots is the result of candidates telling their constituents to vote by using the paper ballots only.

11/04/2014

Demonstrators block an intersection as they occupy streets protesting the October 8 killing of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. by an off duty St. Louis police officer on October 9, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. The St. Louis area has been struggling to heal since riots erupted in suburban Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9.  An upside down flag is a universal symbol of distress.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

St. Louis Alderman Asking for More Police Patrols in His Ward

“I’m seeing more houses go for sale, and if we’re going to keep our neighborhood together, we need to see police presence,” Vaccaro says.

10/13/2014

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (Photo: KMOX)

Mayor Slay Calling for Government Help with Ferguson Solutions

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is stepping up to the plate after violent protests and unrest made their way to the streets of St. Louis.

10/13/2014

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 09:  Demonstrators march through the streets protesting the October 8 killing of 18-year-old Vonderrit Myers Jr. by an off duty St. Louis police officer on October 9, 2014 in St Louis, Missouri. The St. Louis area has been struggling to heal since riots erupted in suburban Ferguson, Missouri after the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on August 9.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

South St. Louis Protestors More Hostile Thursday Night

A large knife was thrown at an officer, and police cars were damaged after an early evening vigil for Vonderrit Myers.

10/10/2014

From: Boeing

Boeing Brings 700 Production Jobs to St. Louis

Boeing is adding 700 new production jobs in St. Louis for its new 777X passenger plane.

10/06/2014

Busch II Infield is laid out along the same lines as the old Busch Stadium diamond, giving fans a chance to stand on the sacred ground that legends once stood upon. (Amy Determan/CBS Radio St. Louis)

Ballpark Village, Metro Transit Prepared for Cardinal Playoff Crowd

This will be the first St. Louis Cardinals playoff series for Ballpark Village, but officials already have an good idea of just how many fans will descend on the village.

10/06/2014

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