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).

Funeral For Slain Locust Grove Officer To Be Held Saturday

Officer Chase Maddox was killed last week while assisting Henry County Sheriff’s deputies serving an arrest warrant.

WAOK-AM–02/15/2018

Adoption Bill Heads To Governor’s Desk, School Zone Safety Measure Moves Through Committee

The Georgia General Assembly is in session at the State Capitol in downtown Atlanta.

WAOK-AM–02/07/2018

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Signs Cash Bond Ordinance Into Law

Ordinance eliminates cash bonds as a requirement to secure release for violation of city ordinances

WAOK-AM–02/06/2018

Atlanta Considers Reforming Cash Bail System

Atlanta City Council is slated to take up the matter at its meeting today.

WAOK-AM–02/05/2018

Father Dies In Fire After Saving 5 Children

He could not escape the flames himself.

WAOK-AM–02/02/2018

CDC Director Resigns Amid Concerns About Financial Interests

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald had headed the Atlanta-based federal agency since July 2017.

WAOK-AM–02/01/2018

Grady Hospital Gets Mobile Emergency Room To Handle Flu Illnesses

Hospital officials say the MED-1 Unit was requested because of the increase in patients.

WAOK-AM–01/30/2018

CDC: Flu Epidemic Worst In Almost A Decade

Federal officials say the number of people going in to see the doctor for Influenza-like illness is increasing.

WAOK-AM–01/29/2018

Town Hall Meeting Tonight To Discuss Sam’s Club Closure

The Sam’s Club in Stonecrest closed abruptly last week

WAOK-AM–01/16/2018

‘America Is Already Great. If You Had The Benefit Of 244 Years Of Free Labor, You’d Be Great Too’

Donald Trump and his administration were frequent subjects at The Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Ecumenical Commemorative Service – even with HUD Secretary Ben Carson in attendance as one of the guest speakers.

WAOK-AM–01/15/2018

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