Maria Stephanos: Joining WCVB ‘Awesome’

By Kevin Eck 

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When Maria Stephanos left WFXT in September, she says ended up being in the right place at the right time.

The Boston Globe reports Stephanos, who said she wanted to stay in the Boston market after leaving the Fox affiliate, told WCVB gm Bill Fine she would think about working at his station if the right opportunity came up.

Fine says it was simply a happy coincidence that he was planning to expand his evening news programs – he added a 7 p.m. newscast last month – just as Stephanos’ contract wrapped up at Fox 25. She’ll co-anchor WCVB’s 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. news shows with Ed Harding, and she’ll anchor a soon-to-be-launched 10 p.m. news show on WCVB sister station MeTV Boston.

She seemed giddy this week, her first at WCVB’s Needham studio, describing the fact that she’s now working at the station that she worshipped as a kid as “awesome.” But she’s also just excited to be back in the mix, with her first newscasts with Harding scheduled for Thursday night. Once a news junkie, always a news junkie.

“Now I can take those tips I’ve been getting for the past four months and bring them somewhere,” Stephanos says, “instead of just reading them at night at the kitchen table to my kids.”

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