Maria Stephanos Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Maria Stephanos|
|Profession:||Journalist, News Anchor, Television Personality|
|Net Worth:||$3 Million|
Maria Stephanos, a highly-regarded, award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience as a journalist and TV host in New England, is a co-presenter of NewsCenter 5 at 6:00, 7:00 and 11:00 PM with Chief Meteorologist Harvey Leonard and newsman Ed Harding. Maria also hosts The 10 O’Clock News on MeTV Boston with co-host Ben Simmoneau and NewsCenter 5 at 4:30 PM. She joined WCVB Channel 5 from WFXT-TV Boston where she was a reporter and news anchor for almost eighteen years. Before that, she worked with WJAR-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, as a reporter.
She began her distinguished career as a Statehouse journalist working for numerous local stations including Boston’s WBUR. She has also reported for WCBS Radio/WABC Radio in New York and several NPR radio stations as well. Over the course of her career, the journalist has covered some of the most noteworthy news events including the capture and trial of Whitey Bulger, the plane crash of John F. Kennedy Jr., the deaths of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Senator Edward Kennedy, the Boston Marathon bombings, the Worcester Cold Storage fire, Patriots’ Super Bowl wins, the Presidential recount vote live from Florida, Red Sox World Series wins, the 9/11 attacks reporting from both Washington D.C. and Boston, and many more. Her works have earned her several awards and honors, including the Alpha Omega Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by former Governor of the Commonwealth, Michael Dukakis.
A proud self-proclaimed “‘homer’ and of it,” Maria enjoys cooking (especially Greek recipes), vacationing in New England, and playing sports with her family.
Early Life & Education
Maria Stephanos is a native of Groveland, Massachusetts, Boston, in the United States. She earned both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mass communications from Emerson College in Boston.
She spent most of her early days in Groveland with her parents. Her mother was a known beautician in the area, while her father worked as a salesman.
Professional Life: Broadcasting Career
Her career started as soon as she completed her first degree at Emerson College in Boston. She found her place in the journalism field by working in a couple of radio stations. Before making her way to television, she spent several years at radio stations like NPR Radio, WCBS Radio, WNBC Radio, and WBUR.
Before joining WCVB Channel 5 where she currently works, Maria worked at WFXT-TV in Boston for several years. She was a news anchor and reporter for around eighteen years. She is a famous reporter now, occupying the studios WCVB Channel 5 with the likes of Sports Anchor Mike Lynch and Chief Meteorologist Harvey Leonard.
During her journalism career, Maria has kept the viewers glued to her works by providing accurate details on all the important stories she has covered. She has reported significant stories like the capture and trial of Whitey Bulger, the plane crash of John F. Kennedy Jr., the deaths of Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and Senator Edward Kennedy, the Boston Marathon bombings, the Worcester Cold Storage fire, the Presidential recount vote live from Florida, the 9/11 attacks reporting from both Washington D.C. and Boston, and many others. Not to forget, the journalist has also reported a number of more big sports news such as the Red Sox World Series wins and the Patriots’ Super Bowl wins.
Maria began her television broadcasting career in January 1998 when she joined FOX 25 as a reporter. She was swiftly promoted to the anchor desk where she became responsible for covering many stories, including the Red Sox first World Series win in 2004, and several other significant events. Stephanos was always there to report anything that impacted New England, and her passion for bringing the top stories that matter most to her viewers was one of the attributes that made her famous for her work. She left the FOX Company after spending 18 years giving her best to the job. Her extended career at FOX makes her one of the most skilled and enduring journalists Boston has ever had. In her outstanding time at FOX 25, she provided local viewers thoughtful, incisive reportage of literally loads of watershed events in both local and national news.
Awards & Achievements
Refined, dedicated, and ambitious, Maria Stephanos has been able to rack up multiple awards in her career. She has won the Emmy Awards an inspiring four times. She also has Edward R. Murrow Awards, a Sword of Hope Award, and the Clarion Award to her name.
Maria has also received the Grand Glacier recognition. She is also a recipient of the Alpha Omega Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by former Governor of the Commonwealth, Michael Dukakis.
Personal Life & Family
The journalist has succeeded in her broadcasting field and also in her matrimonial life. She has been married to Dale Stephanos for more than 25 years and the two of them are the proud parents of two children.
Her husband, Dale Stephanos, is an accomplished political narrator and writer. Their children are Liam and Isabella Stephanos.
Maria lives in Foxboro with her husband and their two children. Back on August 20, 2009, Maria collapsed in the network station’s newsroom but later “sprung right back to life” after being re-hydrated at a hospital.
Maria Stephanos Net Worth: Salary, Investments, Sources of Income
Being a famous news reporter, Maria pockets a decent amount of cash from her profession. Her salary, while not given as at this moment, is expected to fall anywhere between $30,000 and $70,000 per annum according to the average wage estimates for journalists of her status in the United States.
Maria Stephanos’ net worth is estimated to be $3 million. She has made her wealth from her career as a journalist. She has spent over twenty-five years in the field as a newswoman and reporter. Through her career which is responsible for the major proportion of her net worth, Maria Stephanos has been able to amass a considerable fortune and has also made key investments in assets and businesses in strategic locations around the United States.