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).

I-85 Fire Suspect’s Attorneys Say Eleby ‘Demonized’ By State

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.

WAOK-AM–04/17/2017

I-75/85 Atlanta Reopens After Crash And Chemical Spill

Traffic was halted on both sides of the interstate in Atlanta for 3 hours Monday morning.

WAOK-AM–04/17/2017

Police Officer Caught On Video Stomping Man Fired

Georgia NAACP calls video of man being kicked in head by police officer “disgusting.”

WAOK-AM–04/13/2017

I-85 Fire Suspect Gets High Powered Legal Team As Bridge Repair Work Continues

Georgia Department of Transportation officials say the bridge could be repaired and ready for traffic by mid-June with incentives for earlier completion.

WAOK-AM–04/13/2017

Stellar Award Nominee Deborah Jo Winans “I Am Living My Dream”

Winans talks about being a part of “Greanleaf” and a member of an iconic gospel music family.

WAOK-AM–04/08/2017

I-85 Bridge To Reopen Mid June

A portion of the heavily traveled interstate collapsed following a fire.

WAOK-AM–04/04/2017

Family Of Man Shot And Killed By Smyrna Police File Federal Lawsuit

Nicholas Thomas was 23 years old when he was shot and killed while driving a white Maserati in March 2015.

WAOK-AM–03/30/2017

Jason Lary To Lead New City Of Stonecrest; South Fulton Heads To Runoff

The runoff elections will be held on Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

WAOK-AM–03/23/2017

Case Of Police Officer Charged With Murder Gets New Team Of Prosecutors

DeKalb County District Attorney Sherry Boston has put together a new team to prosecute the case against Robert Olsen.

WAOK-AM–03/09/2017

Bill Payment Amnesty Program For Atlanta Water & Sewer Customers

The Atlanta Department of Watershed Management is continuing the program through March.

WAOK-AM–03/07/2017

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