Emmy Award Winning Television Host Maria Sansone, has spent most her life doing what she does best…broadcasting.
Maria spent the last several years co-hosting LA's popular morning news show, "Good Day LA" on FOX 11 alongside Steve Edwards. At FOX11 Los Angeles, Maria anchored 20 hours of LIVE television per week transitioning seamlessly from interviewing Hollywood's big stars to covering breaking news.
Maria is completely in her element on live television. She has literally grown up in front of the camera. Breaking into the TV business as an 11 years old sports reporter for WJET-TV in Erie, PA, Maria quickly earned the title, "The Youngest Reporter in the History of Network Television" when she was put under contract at ABC Sports to host “Wide World of Sports for Kids” a show the network created specifically to showcase Maria’s hosting abilities. In addition, she reported live from the sidelines of the “Little League World Series for several seasons.
While a student at the prestigious ‘S.I. Newhouse School’ at Syracuse University Maria studied broadcasting and political science. During her junior year, she guest co-hosted with Regis Philbin on "Live with Regis and Kelly".
Prior to graduating from Syracuse, she was hired as a VJ for MTVU where she hosted and produced shows from colleges and spring break locations around the world.
Maria’s audience grew globally as host of the groundbreaking morning web series for Yahoo called "The 9" where she counted down the top stories of the day, created sketches and interviewed celebrity guests.
She became an audience favorite at WNBC 4 New York where she was a lifestyle reporter appearing LIVE each day on "LX New York” while also hosting the nationally syndicated “1st Look” on NBC where she traveled the country “searching for the best places to eat drink and play”.
Maria was a staple on TV Guide Network’s Live Red Carpet coverage of all the major award shows where she co-hosted for many years with Chris Harrison in addition to her work on the weekly entertainment show “Hollywood 411”.
Thanks to the magic of TV, she has found herself in the kitchen cooking with world renowned chefs, canyoneering down mountains, surfing with legends, on stage with Broadway’s best, dancing with stars and interviewing some of the most interesting people on the planet from athletes and celebrities to politicians and world leaders.
She's guest hosted “Live with Regis & Kelly”, “Anderson Cooper Live”, “EXTRA” and contributed to "Access Hollywood”, ABC's "On the Red Carpet", TV Guide Network, NBC, CBS Sports, NESN, ESPN and has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Good Morning America", "The CBS Early Show", "Dateline NBC", "Showbiz Tonite", and more.
Maria lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband, Josh, their children, Grace and Benjamin, and their dog, Ralphie. She has a passion for family, food, fun and has never met a microphone she didn’t like.