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Mary King

WBTV News This Morning Anchor, QC Morning Co-Host
Mary King

Mary King co-anchors WBTV This Morning alongside John Carter weekday mornings from 5-7 am. She also serves as a co-host for WBTV’s lifestyle QC Morning from 9-10 am.

Mary is a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist who joined the WBTV News team in August of 2019 as an Alert Center anchor on WBTV This Morning and a reporter covering the South Carolina bureau. She came to WBTV from its sister station WIS-TV in Columbia, South Carolina where she was the morning anchor and a reporter at the station for more than seven years.

During her time at WIS, Mary helped lead the WIS Sunrise team to four Southeast Regional Emmy Awards for Best Morning Newscast, including two Emmys in that same category in 2017. Mary has also received multiple Emmy nominations for her reporting, including her live field coverage of South Carolina’s historic flooding in October of 2015. Before she was in Columbia, Mary was the morning anchor and a reporter for WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Maryland where she received an Edward R. Murrow Award for her reporting.

Mary’s passion for news is fueled by her love for people and the community. She’s been involved on the board of several non-profits, including those that strive to bring awareness to homelessness, pediatric cancer, and children with special needs. During her time at WIS and inspired by a young girl who courageously fought cancer, Mary organized a station effort to raise awareness for the need for bone marrow donations through the Be The Match National Marrow Donor Program. The effort helped register hundreds of potential donors and was honored at the SC Broadcast Service Project of the Year in 2018.

Mary graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Troy University in Troy, Alabama. She also received her Master's Degree in Strategic Communications from TROY while working full-time. Mary received several awards for her reporting at TROY and was named the College of Communication and Fine Arts Outstanding Senior and Phi Kappa Phi's Outstanding Junior.

Mary is married to her best friend, Curtis and they welcomed their first child, Jaxon, in the summer of 2018. Mary, Curtis and Jaxon are actively involved at Transformation Church in Lancaster County and have a terrier-mix rescue named Mickey. Mary is extremely grateful for such a supportive family, including her parents, who have always encouraged her to follow her dreams. She loves to dance, loves to laugh and thanks God for His incredibly abundant grace. If you have a story idea, send her an email at mary.king@wbtv.com. You can also follow her on Twitter @MaryKingTV, Instagram @MaryKingTV and on Facebook by searching @MaryKingonTV.

Education
  • Troy University, Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism, Summa Cum Laude
  • Troy University, Master’s Degree in Strategic Communication, Summa Cum Laude
  • Awards
  • 5-time Emmy Award Winner- Best Morning Newscast (SE Regional Emmy Awards, 2018, 2017 (2) & 2016, Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards 2021)
  • Nominated: Best Morning Newscast (Midsouth Region 2021 (1), Southeast Region - 2020 (1) 2019 (1), 2018 (3), 2017 (2), 2016 (1) )
  • Nominated: Outstanding Human Interest Series (2018)
  • Nominated: Outstanding Informational Series (2018)
  • Nominated: Outstanding Breaking News Coverage (2016)
  • South Carolina Broadcasters Association (SCBA) Star Award- Broadcast Service Project of the Year WIS Marrowthon (2018)
  • Palmetto Center for Women – Inspiring Young Woman Award (2016)
  • SCBA Television Personality of the Year, Award of Merit (2015)
  • Free Times Best of Columbia – Best TV Anchor Nominee (2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014)
  • Columbia Metropolitan Magazine Best of Columbia – Top TV Anchor Nominee
  • Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals National TV Person Award Nominee (2014)
  • Edward R, Murrow Award (Region 12)
  • SEJC Best Television Journalist
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