Maria Sansone joined KTTV in 2012 as co-host of the “Good Day LA” morning show with Steve Edwards weekday mornings from 7-10 AM and the “Fox 11 News at Noon”.
Maria has literally grown up in front of the camera. She broke into the business at 11 years old while competing in a kids slam dunk contest in her hometown of Erie,
PA. She won the contest and won over hearts after she was interviewed by a reporter from WJET-TV 24. The ABC affiliate in Erie was so impressed with her on camera presence she was given her own sports segment called "Down to Size" which appeared weekly on WJET-TV 24 for several years. She landed big name interviews like Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills; Michael Jordan; Bill Cowher, coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers; baseball legend Tommy Lasorda; and others all before her 13th birthday.
She quickly got picked up by ABC Sports to do live sideline reporting for their coverage of the "Little League World Series" which earned her the title, “Youngest Reporter in the History of Network Television”. As result, Maria was a guest on Tonight Show with Jay Leno in December 1992.
Maria hosted her own show on ABC called “Wide World of Sports for Kids” where she reported from various sporting events including the U.S. Figure Skating Championships and The Kentucky Derby. She also co-hosted “Gladiators 2000” with Ryan Seacrest and did spot reporting for “NBA Inside Stuff”.
Maria played basketball and golf while attending high school at Villa Maria Academy and graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications with degrees in Communications and Political Science. While in college she filled in as co-host on “Live with Regis and Kelly” with Regis Philbin. Upon graduation Maria moved to Manhattan where she became a VJ for MTV Networks and hosted Yahoo’s first daily web show, "The 9”.
While in New York City, Maria was a field reporter for WNBC 4 New York appearing daily on LX New York. She also hosted the nationally syndicated travel show, LXTV 1st Look on NBC.
In a television career than has already spanned two decades, Maria has contributed to "Anderson Live" with Anderson Cooper, "Access Hollywood", "Extra" , ABC's "On the Red Carpet", TV Guide Network, CBS Sports, NESN, and ESPN.
She has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", "Good Morning America", "The CBS Early Show", "Dateline NBC".
Maria lives in Santa Monica, CA with her husband, Josh, and their daughter, Grace.