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.
Soon, American Astronauts will no longer be reliant on Russia to get them to the International Space Station.
Plant manager Nancy Laubenthal says the Wentzville facility will be building the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks, and the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savanna.
A quick acting superintendent and teachers avoided what could have become a deadly incident at a Central Illinois middle school.
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.