María Salazar

María Salazar

Reporter | María Salazar joined the WFMZ-TV in November 2015. You can catch her reporting weeknights in both Spanish and English.

María comes from Georgia where she worked for two years as a general assignment reporter for Telemundo Atlanta WKTB.

During her time at WKTB, Maria worked in partnership with the local ABC affiliate in Atlanta, WSB-TV, to uncover abuse and fraud at a local private school for troubled teens. The school closed due to loss of enrollment after the in-depth investigative reports aired in August 2015. The school's director was arrested on multiple fraud and theft by deception charges in January 2016.

Moreover, while at Telemundo Atlanta, Maria worked on a four-part, Southeast Emmy-nominated political special during the 2014 elections. Maria interviewed the front runners for Georgia State Governor and U.S. Senate. She also produced in-depth reports on the electoral process for first time voters.

In 2015, Maria garnered two Southeast Emmy Awards for Excellence in Interactivity and in Cultural Programming.

Born in Chicago to immigrants from Mexico and raised in the Peach State, Maria is proud of her Mexican American heritage.

She holds a BS in Public Policy and a MS in Social Foundations of Education from Georgia State University. When Maria isn't reporting, you can catch her pretending to be a mariachi singer.

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