In journalism, there are on-field reporters, investigative journalists and onscreen reporters. The job of the latter is to deliver the information gathered by on-field reporters and investigative journalists in a succinct and interesting fashion to the people. This is the role that Maureen Maher plays as a journalist for CBS.
Maureen Maher has been in the broadcasting industry since 1991, working in front of the camera as a news anchor and has built a career that has given her national recognition as one of the hosts of CBS news program, 48 hours.
For those who are a fan of the journalist, and those who are curious to know more about the woman who delivers the news to them on television, read below to find details about her background and career.
Maureen Maher’s Biography
Maureen Maher was born in Detroit, Michigan to young parents who at the time were high school seniors. The unpreparedness and inability to raise a child at their age forced them to give up their daughter for adoption. While the story of children who have been given up for adoption does not always end on a good note, with several of them being adopted by terrible couples who fail to provide a healthy environment, Maureen was lucky to have good adoptive parents who raised her like a child of their own.
With their help, Maureen Maher was able to have and complete her basic education and headed off to Loyola University where she studied Communications, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in the subject in 1991. At the end of her academic journey, Maher started her professional journey in Chicago, with the radio station, WLUW in the same year.
Maureen worked for WLUW as a news anchor for its morning show for a year before she headed back to her birth city, Detroit to work for the television station, WJBK-TV. She also worked for the radio station, WWJ simultaneously, as a reporter between 1992 and 1995.
One of the fundamental truths about journalism is that it is a nomadic profession and climbing to the top often requires moving from one news organization to another. Maureen Maher, after spending three years in Detroit, headed back to Michigan where she worked as a news anchor for WJRT-TV. While she was there, she got the chance to add important news events to her resume through events like the Oklahoma City bombing and the Decker Farm raid.
She left Michigan in 1997 and returned to the starting city of her professional career, Chicago, joining the CBS as a Chicago and Dallas based correspondent for two of its shows, CBS Newspath, and CBS News. She spent five years in the field between 1997 and 2002 as a correspondent, during which she added events like the Kosovo crisis and the Impeachment of Bill Clinton to her resume.
Maureen Maher joined the show she is most known for, 48 Hours Mystery in 2003 as a correspondent and has been on the show ever since, becoming a host on the show in 2014.
Is She Married? Husband (If Married)
Being an adopted child who was given up by her parents, Maureen Maher had the responsibility of being better than her parents, providing a good environment to raise and take care of a child she has chosen to bring into the world and she has been able to do that along with her husband, whose name has been kept well away from the media.
Together, they have been able to raise two children whom they love and cherish, but sadly, we do not have the names of her children, as she has not made public. Maureen Maher and her lovely family live together in Chicago.
Maureen Maher‘s Net Worth
Maureen Maher’s long career in the broadcasting industry as a journalist has been a success for her, particularly in her finance. She has grown to command a huge salary of $500,000 per annum as a reporter for CBS and has been able to build a net worth of $2 million in the process, which has been more than enough for her and her family to live a comfortable life.
You do not need to look like Miss World to deliver news on television but it does help. Maureen Maher has an admirable look that exists on a body that is 5 feet 4 inches tall and has a weight of 56kg. The CBS television host also has noticeable brown hair and brown eyes.