Maria Boynton

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Maria Boynton

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).

GA Tech Student Shot Dead By Campus Police

The officers say they acted when the 21 year old student refused to stop moving towards them carrying a knife.

WAOK-AM–09/18/2017

Irma Leaves Behind Death, Destruction, And Displacement

A deadly house fire in DeKalb County has claimed the latest Storm Irma-related victim.

WAOK-AM–09/13/2017

Mail Truck

Cocaine Sting Nets 16 U.S. Postal Employees Delivering To Drug Dealers

The postal employees allegedly provided a special address to drug traffickers to ship packages of cocaine.

WAOK-AM–08/31/2017

‘We Kill Blacks’ Comment By Cobb Cop Called ‘Straight Truth’ By Mother

Felicia Thomas’ 23 year old son Nicholas was shot and killed by police in Cobb County in 2015.

WAOK-AM–08/31/2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Statue Unveiled At Georgia Capitol

Dr. King is the first African American and first non-political figure to have a statue erected on the Capitol grounds.

WAOK-AM–08/28/2017

Mercedes-Benz Stadium Atlanta Has Something For Everyone

The Atlanta Falcons will christen their new $1.5 billion stadium on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

WAOK-AM–08/25/2017

Near-Total Eclipse: Atlanta Takes To Rooftops To Witness History

V103 listeners were invited to a viewing party and were given the special glasses necessary to view the eclipse.

WAOK-AM–08/21/2017

Stone Mountain Carving Has To Go

Stacey Abrams candidate for Governor of Georgia says the tragedy in Charlottesville, VA, shows there are those that are terrified of increasing diversity in our nation.

WAOK-AM–08/16/2017

charleston church shooting

‘Trump Encouraging Alt-right Movement And Symbols Must Come Down’

Atlanta NAACP President Richard Rose says the Confederacy is upheld because it criticizes black and brown people and upholds white supremacy.

WAOK-AM–08/16/2017

NFL Protest Planned As Show Of Support For Sidelined Quarterback

Colin Kaepernick received cheers and jeers last football season when he knelt during the national anthem to protest social injustices.

WAOK-AM–08/09/2017

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