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.
If you see a Coyote in Metro Saint Louis, don’t panic….it’s their time of year and they are looking for food for their pups.
Missouri drivers could be able to buy a higher blend of ethanol gasoline by this summer.
Even if you have a remote start or have your car running and locked, if the car is unattended you can be issued a citation.
Missouri lawmakers want exercising to be taxing and not taxed.
County clerks in western Illinois say they will wait until June 1st to start issuing same-sex marriage licenses, even though two other Illinois counties have started issuing them.
Early voting for the March 18 primary begins across Illinois on Monday. Meanwhile, supporters of an early voting period in Missouri are gathering petition signatures.
Belleville has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a lawsuit over political signs.
It has been just over one month since the Saint Louis Police Department reduced its number of police districts.
Blues’ Forward David Backes is back, but he didn’t come home empty-handed. He rescued two young puppies from Sochi and they are now at his Five Acre Animal Shelter.
Fans of the Memorial Day weekend Blues Festival in Downtown Saint Louis will have to go to a new location to hear it this year.