Maria Satira joined the WNCT 9 On Your Side news team in January of 2014. She is currently a weekday anchor. Her anchoring duties include WNCT 9 On Your Side Morning Edition from 4:30-7 a.m. and 9 On Your Side at Noon.
All Maria needs is a cup of coffee and she’s ready to help you start your day! She comes to WNCT from WHSV-TV3 in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley where she anchored “Good Morning Winchester” during the week. Prior, Maria attended Robert Morris University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in TV/Video Production and Journalism.
Though originally from Pittsburgh, Maria is no stranger to North Carolina! She got her start in television news as an on-air intern with WWAY-TV3 in Wilmington and even ventured to Beaufort to cover the excavation of Black Beard’s anchor from the Queen Anne’s Revenge in 2011.
When she’s not at work you might find her shopping, dining at local restaurants, or spending time with friends and family. She also loves to travel and cook.
She’s actively involved in the community and loves living in eastern North Carolina! She’s an animal lover and serves as a board member for the Humane Society of Eastern Carolina. She lives in Greenville with her dog Badger who she adopted from HSEC after he was featured on 9 On Your Side Pet Visit. Maria frequently works with the American Cancer Society to raise awareness for breast cancer since her mother is a survivor. She also volunteers with Riley’s Army and is a member of the Order Sons of Italy in America and Delta Zeta sorority alumni organizations.