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Real Women Atlanta  Women 2 Watch   MARIA BOYNTON



Maria Boynton is the Morning News Anchor for Entercom Radio Atlanta station V-103. She joined Entercom, formerly CBS Radio Atlanta, following 20 years of covering presidential campaigns, and the Georgia General Assembly for several years. Her experience has matured in some of the country’s major media and broadcast markets. Maria professionally delivers well-produced broadcasts and utilizes social media by contributing stories and videos of interviews with newsmakers. Her video interview with Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall about the “Decriminalization of Marijuana” was recently featured on Essence.com. She also produces, edits, and anchors long-form segments for Public Affairs programming on V103, WAOK, Star 94.1, and 92.9 The Game.

Boynton began her career in Albany, Georgia as a radio news anchor. She has worked at WOR Radio and WCBS Radio, both in New York City, and at stations in New Jersey, Columbus, Georgia, and Atlanta, Georgia.

Before joining Entercom Radio Atlanta, Maria spent more than a decade at the CNN Radio
Network as a Supervising Producer, Coordinating Producer, and news anchor. There, she also wrote and produced long-form programming, and supervised a staff of anchors, reporters, and editors.

Maria has collected some of the biggest honors in her field, including two Peabody Awards
and two DuPont Awards for collaborative efforts. She has received various Associated Press Awards in Georgia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. She has received an Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Award, and while at CNN, was nominated for a National Association of Black Journalists’ Award of Excellence, along with Soledad O’Brien, for the CNN Radio version of Black in America.

In 2018 Maria was presented a Resolution by the Georgia House of Representatives for her
career and community contributions. She was also honored as an International Trailblazer. Maria has also received a Doctor (H) of Philosophy and Humane Letters degree from Trinity International University of Ambassadors. She has also been named among Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence by the Atlanta Business League. She is a member of the National Kidney Foundation Annual Gala Committee, and was recently named co-Chair of Alumni Engagement for Albany State University. Maria is serving her second term as President of the DeKalb County Alumni Chapter of Albany State University.

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