Maria joined PBS SoCal (KOCE) in July of 1997. She is the Executive Producer for Arts and Cultural Programming, and the producer/host of the weekly program LAaRT. In addition, she recently produced the first documentary film about cultural visionary/philanthropist, Henry Segerstrom, called Henry T. Segerstrom: Imagining the Future. Her other documentaries include: Be Brave: Samantha’s Story, Matters of Faith, Bulgarian Rhapsody, and Notes from Europe, as well as many holiday specials. For 16 years, Maria worked as producer/reporter for the nightly news program Real Orange, and the producer/host of the author interview series Bookmark. She has garnered two Los Angeles-area Emmys, and in January received her seventh Golden Mike Award by the Radio Television News Association for her work.