Maria Hall-Brown joined PBS SoCal, (KOCE) in June of 1997 and is a Senior Producer, and the producer/host of the weekly program LAaRT. For 16 years, Maria worked as producer/reporter for the nightly news program Real Orange and as the producer/host of the author interview series Bookmark.
Garnering two LA Area Emmys and seven Golden Mike Awards for her work, Maria is a passionate supporter of the Arts and a proud graduate of the University of California, Irvine. She received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the university in 2005.
A recent Telly Award winner, Maria was nominated for an LA Area Emmy for the documentary film American Voices, the personal story of American Chorale composers and a broad look at the power of song. She has also been involved with documentaries including Henry T. Segerstrom: Imagining the Future, Be Brave: Samantha’s Story, Matters of Faith, Bulgarian Rhapsody, and Notes from Europe, in addition to many holiday specials.