was named anchor of CBS Radio Atlanta V-103’s morning news broadcasts in July of 2014.
She joined WVEE following 20 years of covering presidential campaigns, and the Georgia General Assembly for several years. Her experience has matured in some of the country’s major media and broadcast markets.
Boynton began her career in Albany, Georgia as a radio news anchor. She has worked at WOR Radio and WCBS Radio, both in New York City, and at stations in Columbus, Georgia, and Atlanta, Georgia.
Before joining the CBS Radio owned WVEE, Maria spent more than a decade at the CNN Radio Network as a Supervising Producer, Coordinating Producer, and news anchor. There, she also wrote and produced long-form programming, and supervised a staff of anchors, reporters, and editors.
Maria has collected some of the biggest honors in her field, including two Peabody Awards and two DuPont Awards. She has received various Associated Press Awards in Georgia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. She has received an Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Award, and while at CNN, was nominated for a National Association of Black Journalists’ Award of Excellence, along with Soledad O’Brien, for the CNN Radio version of Black in America.
Boynton has dedicated her career to community service…advocating for financial assistance for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Maria is the recipient of three Alumnus of the Year awards from the Albany State University National Alumni Association. The organization has also awarded Maria its Community Service Award multiple times.
She has received honors from the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, and the Columbus Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Basil Eleby, described as “homeless” and “drug-addicted”, was arrested and charged with the March fire that caused the collapse of a portion of Interstate 85 in Atlanta.
Traffic was halted on both sides of the interstate in Atlanta for 3 hours Monday morning.
Georgia NAACP calls video of man being kicked in head by police officer “disgusting.”
Georgia Department of Transportation officials say the bridge could be repaired and ready for traffic by mid-June with incentives for earlier completion.
Winans talks about being a part of “Greanleaf” and a member of an iconic gospel music family.
A portion of the heavily traveled interstate collapsed following a fire.
Nicholas Thomas was 23 years old when he was shot and killed while driving a white Maserati in March 2015.
The runoff elections will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.
DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston has put together a new team to prosecute the case against Robert Olsen.
The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management is continuing the program through March.