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Maureen returned to her hometown of Charlotte to join WBTV in the summer of 2004. Maureen co-anchors the 5pm and 6pm news with Paul Cameron Monday through Friday. She also solo anchors PrimeTime, Charlotte's only newscast at 7pm Monday through Friday. In 2008, Maureen also co-anchored WBTV's inaugural First Night Charlotte broadcast, helping ring in the new year at a family friendly event celebrating Charlotte's incredible arts community.
Prior to joining WBTV, Maureen worked on national television, anchoring syndicated programs for Warner Brothers and Twentieth Television, including, "EXTRA" and "A Current Affair". Maureen was also at the helm of her own talk-show for Warner Brothers called "In Person with Maureen."
Hometown Happiness: Maureen and her daughter Keegan are thrilled to be living in Charlotte. Keegan is riding her bike on some of the same streets Maureen played on as a child growing up in the Queen City. Charlotte is home to almost all of Maureen's 27 immediate family members. She's number 8 in a family of ten kids. Her brother Tim still works in the business Jerry O'Boyle started back in 1970.
Community work: Maureen counts her work in the community as some of her most rewarding assignments. Maureen works for several charities in our region from the foothills and mountains to the Charlotte metro region. Maureen tries to work with charities that reflect her values. Maureen has links below to all of her favorite charities and would like to encourage you to take the step toward giving back. "It has been one of the greatest blessings of my life and my career", Maureen says.
Her work with the Assistance League of Charlotte provides homeless children clothing so they are prepared and excited about learning despite of the unique challenges they face.
She helps raise funds for the American Red Cross Greater Carolinas Chapter which provides aid to families displaced by a fire. The organization also educates neighbors on the value of preparedness in case of an emergency and they encourage everyone to share the gift of life by donating blood.
Maureen's work with the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, encourages people to give back to the community through monetary and food donations. They also help stock food pantries throughout the Charlotte region in more than 19 counties.
Through her work with the "Go Red for Women" campaign with the American Heart Association, Maureen tries to educate women on just how real the threat of heart disease to all of us.
Maureen helps the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas by raising awareness of the need to donate blood. Her visits with sick kids in the hospital probably brings Maureen as much joy and cheer as she tries to share with them.
Dress for Success has enlisted Maureen's help in assisting women shine as they transition back into the workforce.
Maureen is honored to help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital raise money for local parents whose children are facing very real and frankly, very scary illnesses. The annual 5K for Tyler's Treehouse is a great way to raise money for St. Jude.
Maureen also works to support our artistic community through many Charlotte charities including Symphony Guild of Charlotte. The guild works to share the joys of music with kids who might not otherwise be exposed. They also work to get musical instruments in the hands of as many kids as possible.
Maureen love her monthly visits from the clubs at Right Moves for Youth. If you have a teenager or grandchild that you want to help get that extra push to succeed, this is the program for you. They work to lower the drop out rates among teens. It is a fantastic organization helping kids succeed in life and in school.
If you've never had the chance to work on a Habitat for Humanity house, it's an incredible gift that will stay with you forever, especially after you meet the grateful families who benefit from your hard work.
Maureen is grateful to all those who have asked for her help in the past and looks forward to helping you in the future.
Whether it is to pass on a story idea, or if in need of help for your local school or charity, please write to Maureen. She would love to hear from you.