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

  VACCINE TEAM: Will my upcoming appointment to get the J&J vaccine be canceled?

  VACCINE TEAM: How effective are the vaccines against variants?

VACCINE TEAM: How 16 and 17-year-olds can schedule their Pfizer vaccine appointment.

  VACCINE TEAM: I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in March - should I be worried I’m not fully vaccinated?

  VACCINE TEAM: How can I find the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine before travelling?

  VACCINE TEAM: What are COVID-19 vaccine risks for people with cardiac conditions?

  VACCINE TEAM: My brother had a bad reaction to his first shot of the vaccine. Should he get the second?

  VACCINE TEAM: Why does a QR code show up when WBTV talks about the COVID-19 vaccine on-air?

  VACCINE TEAM: Do you have to wait 90 days & reschedule if you contract COVID after your first vaccine?

  VACCINE TEAM: Can we be at Easter gatherings with unvaccinated family members after receiving both vaccine shots?

  VACCINE TEAM: What do we know about other vaccines? And when might they be available?

  VACCINE TEAM: If you’ve completed the vaccines, do you know if we’re protected against the variants of COVID-19?

  VACCINE TEAM: How many days after the first vaccine shot will I start getting protected from COVID 19?

  VACCINE TEAM: Can a fully vaccinated person still transmit COVID-19 to an unvaccinated person?

  VACCINE TEAM: Should you avoid specific foods directly before first vaccine dose?

  VACCINE TEAM: What should we do if we got two different vaccines on our first and second doses?

  VACCINE TEAM: Will I have to show proof of my underlying medical condition to get my shot in Group 4?

  VACCINE TEAM: Will we need to get vaccinated every year like we do with the flu shot?

  VACCINE TEAM: Is the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine a live vaccine?

  VACCINE TEAM: Will the COVID-19 vaccine change my DNA?

  VACCINE TEAM: Rare facial swelling in patients with cosmetic fillers is preventable, Charlotte doctor says after discovery

  VACCINE TEAM: Where to find what group you’re in to get your COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina

  VACCINE TEAM: When will clergy be eligible for the vaccine?

  VACCINE TEAM: Do truck drivers now qualify for the vaccine?

  VACCINE TEAM: My husband works in critical manufacturing in Charlotte but we live in South Carolina. Does he have to wait until it’s his turn in South Carolina?

  VACCINE TEAM: During the shutdown places like Home Depot and Lowes were considered essential and open. Are their employees now eligible for the vaccine?

  VACCINE TEAM: Are N.C. homeschool teachers eligible for COVID-19 vaccine?

  VACCINE TEAM: How do I know I am registering for a legitimate vaccine clinic?

  VACCINE TEAM: Will second shot patients get priority after cancellations?

  VACCINE TEAM: Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine if you have an active case of shingles?