Maureen O'Boyle

Maureen O'Boyle

Primetime News Anchor

Charlotte, NC

Maureen returned to her hometown of Charlotte to join WBTV in the summer of 2004. She co-anchors the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. news with Paul Cameron Monday through Friday. She also solo anchors PrimeTime, Charlotte's only newscast at 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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."

Maureen and her daughter Keegan are thrilled to live 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 her father Jerry O'Boyle started back in 1970.

Maureen counts her work in the community as some of her most rewarding assignments. Maureen works with several charities in our region from the foothills and mountains to the Charlotte metro region. She tries to work with charities that reflect her values.

This summer Maureen launched a series of reports, exclusively for Each segment highlights how pancreatic cancer has touched the lives of people in our community. With the help of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network Charlotte Affiliate, Maureen hopes to bring awareness, funding, and research to a disease that doesn't get a lot of headlines. PanCAN Charlotte says pancreatic cancer is now the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related deaths, surpassing breast cancer deaths in 2016.

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.

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.

Dress for Success has enlisted Maureen's help in assisting women shine as they transition back into the workforce.

Her work with the Assistance League of Charlotte provides homeless children clothing so they are prepared and excited about learning despite the unique challenges they face.

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 bring Maureen as much joy and cheer as she tries to share with them.

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 thankful 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:

Recent Articles by Maureen

  Suicide video on TikTok has mental health professionals worried

  New system in place as North Carolina prepares for historical number of absentee ballots

  Eric Thomas receives prestigious award for work to help kids

Did your pet seem to ‘know’ the earthquake was coming?

  Riley Howell’s family finds peace living the life Riley would have

  Senator Thom Tillis weighs in on opening up North Carolina

  Something amazing happened during video call with Samaritan’s Purse ICU nurse preparing to come home

  ‘Singing for their Supper’ Famous musicians join telethon to raise money for Second Harvest Food Bank

  BBB: New scams target us under stay at home orders with fake COVID-19 “mandatory testing”

  ‘I never thought I’d get it”; Harrisburg woman wants you to learn from frightening fight with COVID-19

  Local songwriter reminds us, you don’t have to touch someone, to touch someone’s heart

  Second Harvest packing tens of thousands of food boxes in response to school closings

  Tired of roses? How about an orchid for your love and a lesson? UNC Charlotte shares the love

  Charlotte student submits rap video hoping to get into Harvard University

  Woman giving free hugs on nationwide mission to spread love and happiness

  Some puppies rescued from ‘monstrous’ puppy mill ready for adoption at Humane Society of Charlotte

  Dogs rescued from ‘monstrous’ puppy mill arrive at Humane Society of Charlotte

  Service dog helps Iraq war veteran in battle with PTSD

  Man charged with murder in death of toddler in Kings Mountain

  Family speaks after UNC Charlotte hero Riley Howell is named Jedi Master in the Star Wars universe

  Criminal with conscience hides box of bibles under bush 20 miles from where they were stolen

  Bibles stolen from local church found by WBTV viewer

  NC Gold Star mom finishes 1,000 mile run across country. What she found on her final step gave her chills.

  Young patients get words of encouragement from those who donate blood to save their lives.

  Giving much more than money on Giving Tuesday

  Small Business Saturday sales are a win for everybody

  Veterans find community, comfort and the help they need transitioning from military service to civilian life

  Family of murdered teen plans protest at Rowan Co. courthouse

  Legally blind triathlete raising money as she trains for Tokyo 2020

  ‘Our beloved angel’; Family holding candlelight vigil for 6-year-old killed in south Charlotte crash