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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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EF-1 Tornado Touched Down Monday Night in Jefferson County

The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-1 tornado touched down last night near House Springs in Jefferson County, Missouri.

09/02/2014

Protesters display signs during a rally in support of Officer Darren Wilson on August 23, 2014,  in St. Louis, Missouri. Wilson is the Ferguson Police Officer involved in the shooting death of teenager Michael Brown on August 9. Black and white Americans have sharply divided opinions over the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer and the consequent protests, a poll showed Friday. A majority of blacks, or 57 percent, think that Brown's shooting was "not justified," the New York Times/CBS News poll found, a view shared by only 18 percent of white respondents. AFP PHOTO/Michael B. Thomas        (Photo credit should read Michael B. Thomas/AFP/Getty Images)

Fundraising Campaigns for Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson Halt Donations

The two fundraising campaigns set up to collect money for Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson have stopped accepting donations.

09/02/2014

Eagleton Federal Courthouse in downtown St. Louis. (KMOX file photo)

Group Plans to File Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Police Departments

A multi-million dollar lawsuit against at least two different police departments in connection with the Ferguson unrest has yet to be filed. The organization, Black Lawyers For Justice, was expected to file the suit Tuesday in federal court.

08/27/2014

U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Protestors Visit U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan with Demands

After a day of silence, protestors raised their voices again Tuesday, but not in Ferguson, Mo. Protestors with Hands Up United brought their demands to U.S. Attorney Richard Callahan in the Eagleton Federal Courthouse in downtown St. Louis.

08/26/2014

Chief Sam Dotson (KMOX/file photo)

St. Louis Police Chief Says There’s a Contingency Plan in Place

Following yesterday’s fatal police-involved shooting in North St. Louis, Chief Sam Dotson is responding to questions about safety in the city.

08/20/2014

Protesters form a line against Missouri State Police during a protest in Ferguson, Missouri on August 11, 2014. People are protesting the police shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown on August 9, 2014.  Rioting and looting took place in the community on August 10. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Former St. Louis Police Chief: Needs to be Dialogue Between Protestors, Police

Former St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom, now a professor at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, has some thoughts on restoring order and calm to Ferguson, Mo. One early criticism – the militarization of police.

08/19/2014

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Dellwood Mayor Calls Ferguson Unrest a ‘Buildup’

While Dellwood has not been shielded from looting and vandalism, mayor Reggie Jones tells KMOX’s Hancock and Kelly he feels his city’s proactive move to contract with St. Louis County police months ago was a good one.

08/19/2014

Guests listen to speakers during at a town hall meeting hosted by the St. Louis County NAACP at Murchison Tabernacle Church to discuss the killing of 18-year-old Mike Brown and the community unrest that followed his death on August 11, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. Brown, who was reported to be unarmed, was shot and killed by a police officer on Saturday in suburban Ferguson, Missouri. Yesterday 32 arrests were made after protests over the shooting turned into rioting and looting in Ferguson. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

NAACP Meets With Members of Ferguson Community

There was another night of unrest in Ferguson, but less than two hours earlier, the NAACP talked with community members at the Murchison Tabernacle CME Church in Jennings.

08/12/2014

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Water-Related Incidents Increasing, Though No Serious Problems

As the weather heats up, the number of those participating in outdoor water activities is increasing, and that has Missouri Department of Conservation officers seeing a jump in incidents.

08/06/2014

File photo of a police car. (credit: Comstock/Thinkstock)

Police Search for Suspect in Shooting Death of 28-Year-Old Woman

St. Louis police continue to search for clues in the shooting death of a 28-year-old woman early this morning in South St. Louis. Captain Michael Sack says Jennifer Keefe was shot and killed in her car in the 4400 block of Minnesota.

08/06/2014

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