Maria Hall-Brown joined PBS SoCal in July, 1997. She is the Executive Producer for Arts and Culture programming at PBS SoCal and currently produces “LAaRT”. She also works as a producer/reporter for "Real Orange," PBS SoCal’s nightly news and public affairs program, and she serves as the producer/host of "Bookmark," an acclaimed author interview series.
Maria has won two Los Angeles Area Emmys and five Golden Mike Awards. She produced several documentaries for PBS SoCal, including “Bulgarian Rhapsody,” a program about The Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra’s tour of Bulgaria, and “Be Brave: Samantha’s Story,” a look at Erin Runnion’s crusade to protect children after her five-year old daughter was kidnapped and murdered.
Maria believes that public television is a powerful tool for good, and she is delighted to have been involved with a wide range of community organizations. A long-time resident of Orange County, Maria received her degree from UC Irvine. She proudly received a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005.