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.
St. Louis City Parks Director Gary Bess says while more than $100 million has been spent on Forest Park since 1995, more work needs to be done.
Saturday night, Pam Walker found a horse named Moose in severe respiratory distress.
They happened in Gillespie and Benld, over the 4th of July weekend.
Tom Thompson, the mayor of Grafton, says his city is open for business, despite flooding along the Mississippi River.
Assistant DeSoto Police Chief Captain Dan Contarini says the bear was first spotted over the weekend in Hillsboro.
Carp are in Creve Coeur Lake and have been for a few years.
A water boil order is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for a portion of Wentzville.
Authorities say one person was shot by police after displaying a hand gun.
A project to ease congestion on I-64/40 in West County will start this fall.
Street parking in Forest Park will be prohibited, and fairgoers will only be allowed to park on parking lots in the park.