a passionate supporter of the Arts,
joined KOCE-TV now PBS SoCal in July of 1997.
She is the Executive Producer for
Arts and Culture programming on PBS SoCal and is currently producing
the new program LAaRT. She also works as a producer/reporter for
"Real Orange" PBS SoCal’s nightly news and public affairs program as
well as serving as the producer/host of "Bookmark" an acclaimed
author interview series.
For her work at PBS SoCal, Maria has
garnered two prestigious LA Area Emmys is nominated for a third and
was just awarded her sixth Golden Mike Award by the Radio Television
News Association for the documentary “Be Brave: Samantha’s Story” a
powerful look at the tireless crusade of Erin Runnion to protect
children after the kidnapping and murder of her 5 year old daughter
Maria believes in the power of public
television as a tool for good and is delighted to have had the
opportunity to get involved with a wide range of community
A long time resident of Orange County,
Maria received her degree from the University of California at
Irvine and proudly received a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005.
our band information on your top right
For booking information
and pricing, call Mark Wood Entertainment in Southern California at