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.
Rita Heard Days says people who would not normally vote Republican in North St. Louis County are doing so in this election.
Problems have been few, Republican Director of Elections Gary Stoff tells KMOX.
Google users recently encountered a hiccup with the St. Louis Election Board website. While the website was not hacked, a spam ad was popping up that was unauthorized and triggered a Google Alert.
Dozens turned out to apply for 25 jobs at the soon to re-open Holiday Inn Express in the Central West End.
The pros and cons are flying when it comes to Amendment One, or Missouri’s Right To Farm initiative.
St. Louis County has it’s first reported case of the mosquito-carried disease called Chikungunya, though it was not contracted in the area. “There is no cause for panic, no cause for alarm,” says Dr. Faisal Khan, St. Louis County Health Department’s director of communicable disease control.
They are known as The Missouri 500, and five years later, their story is both heart-warming and heart-wrenching. The Humane Society of Missouri rescued 500 dogs five years ago this month who knew nothing but fighting their entire lives.
Some questions regarding electronic signs in support of Amendment Seven are going up along area highways.
The Creve Coeur City Council and Mayor Barry Glantz, while not telling people how to vote, think there’s a better way to raise revenue for transportation projects than through a $.75 sales tax increase.
It could be next month before the St. Louis Board of Public Service makes a decision on revoking New Life Evangelistic Center’s hotel license. A determination hearing, scheduled for today, has been postponed by the board to review all the legal documents.