Maria graduated from The University of Arizona in The School of Journalism with a Bachelors degree in Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism, and a minor in communication.
While at the UofA School of Journalism Maria reported, edited, wrote, and produced her own stories. Before joining the KGUN9 team Maria completed multiple internships at other local stations with KVOA News 4 and KOLD News 13/FOX 11.
Through her internships Maria was able to gain extensive experience in reporting, editing, writing, and producing. Maria has a strong passion for journalism and is excited to be advancing her journey.
Maria is a Tucson native, she went to Flowing Wells High School. At Flowing Wells she ran Cross-Country, and Track & Field. Also, she spent many years in theater as an actress and stage manager.
Maria enjoys spending her free time catching up with her family and friends. She is the youngest of three, one older brother and a half-sister. Maria really loves keeping up with her health and going to the gym. She also spends a lot of her time cooking, as well as eating out, especially local! Maria says, she likes to stay busy, and never live the same day twice. Maria loves her home town (Tucson) and does not plan on leaving any time soon!