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Maria Stephanos

2016 Speaker

MARIA STEPHANOS is an anchor, WCVB Channel 5 and The 10 O’Clock News on MeTV Boston. She is also co-anchor of NewsCenter 5 at 6:00, 7:00 and 11:00 PM with Ed Harding, chief meteorologist Harvey Leonard, and sports anchor Mike Lynch.  Stephanos also anchors The 10 O’Clock News on MeTV Boston with co-anchor Ben Simmoneau. She joined WCVB Channel 5 from Boston’s WFXT-TV where she was a news anchor and reporter for nearly 18 years.  Before that, Stephanos was a reporter at WJAR-TV in Providence, RI.  She began her career as a Statehouse reporter working for several local stations including WBUR in Boston.  She has also reported for several NPR radio stations and WCBS Radio and WABC Radio in New York. Over the course of her distinguished career, Stephanos has covered many of the most significant news events including the plane crash of John F. Kennedy Jr., the Worcester Cold Storage fire, the Presidential recount vote live from Florida, the 9/11 attacks reporting from both Washington DC and Boston, Red Sox World series wins, Patriots’ Super Bowl wins, the deaths of Senator Edward Kennedy and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, the Boston Marathon bombings, the capture and trial of Whitey Bulger, and many more.  She recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alpha Omega Society presented by former Governor of the Commonwealth, Governor Michael Dukakis. Stephanos is a graduate of Emerson College in Boston where she earned both a B.A. and M.A. in mass communications.  @mariastephanos