Maria Stephanos

2017 Speaker

MARIA STEPHANOS is a highly-regarded local journalist with more than twenty five years of experience as an anchor and reporter in New England. She is 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. 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, 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 joined WCVB Channel 5 from Boston’s WFXT-TV where she was a news anchor and reporter for nearly eighteen years.  Before that, she was a reporter at WJAR-TV in Providence.  She began her career as a Statehouse reporter working for several local stations including WBUR in Boston.  She recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alpha Omega Society presented by former Governor of the Commonwealth, Governor Michael Dukakis. @mariastephanos

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