CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Maureen O'Boyle has agreed to a new multiyear contract extension with WBTV. O'Boyle co-anchors WBTV News weekdays at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m., and hosts the market's only local weeknight broadcast at 7 p.m. - WBTV News Primetime – all while balancing an impressive list of commitments for various community organizations.
"We are delighted to have Maureen locked in with WBTV for the future," said Scott Dempsey, Vice President and General Manager of WBTV. "She's a key contributor to the station's success, and her commitment to the community is equally impressive to her performance on-air."
Recently, O'Boyle went public with a very private part of her life – a sexual assault she survived as a young reporter in Macon, GA. The response was overwhelming, with tens of thousands of people signing her online petition to deny parole to her attacker and her story earning national headlines.
"This topic needed to come out of the shadows," she said. "To shatter the shame that so many victims feel, I am very grateful to work for a company like WBTV that believed my message was important and let me share my journey with others."
Since returning to her hometown of Charlotte in 2004, O'Boyle's involvement with local charities has been extensive. She works with Second Harvest Food Bank, The Sandbox's "Evening of Believing" prom, Assistance League of Charlotte, American Diabetes Association of Central Carolinas, The American Heart Association's "Heart Ball," The Carolinas Healthcare Foundation "Stiletto Sprint," Dress for Success Charlotte's "Look at Her Power" luncheon, Humane Society of Charlotte, Habitat for Humanity, Blumenthal Performing Art's Blumey Awards, World Church Services CROP Hunger Walk and her latest partnership with PurpleStride, a 5K fundraiser for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's Charlotte affiliate.
"In general, I cherish the opportunities my job has given me," she said. "These organizations and I are working toward positive change in our community."
CONTACT: SCOTT DEMPSEY, VICE PRESIDENT & GENERAL MANAGER, WBTV
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