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Maria Boynton

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Maria Boynton

was named anchor of CBS Radio Atlanta V-103’s morning news broadcasts in July of 2014.
She joined WVEE 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.
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 Columbus, Georgia, and Atlanta, Georgia.
Before joining the CBS Radio owned WVEE, 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. 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.
Boynton has dedicated her career to community service…advocating for financial assistance for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Maria is the recipient of three Alumnus of the Year awards from the Albany State University National Alumni Association. The organization has also awarded Maria its Community Service Award multiple times.
She has received honors from the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, and the Columbus Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed talks with CBS Radio Atlanta's Maria Boynton about the role, if any, he played in the ongoing city bribery investigation. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mayor Reed Answers “What Role Did You Play, If Any,” In the Cash For Contracts Scandal? Maria Boynton Reports.

U.S. Attorney John Horn says the scheme occurred from 2010 to 2015.

V103–02/22/2017

A car crosses in front of stopped traffic as part of the new diverging diamond interchange at Windy Hill Road and I-75 in Marietta. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Windy Hill Road Diverging Diamond Need To Know

Cones and barrels are in place to help motorists make their way through the process of the new diverging interchange

V103–02/21/2017

"Cindy The Musical" is an adaptation of "Cinderella". Photo provided by Stepp Stewart.

Stepp Stewart’s “Cindy” Opens Tonight At Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center

The African American Philharmonic Orchestra to be a featured part of the production.

V103–02/17/2017

41 year old Dezmar Gilbert will spend the next decade in prison for driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 and seriously injuring a law school student. (Photo from DeKalb County )

I-75 Wrong-Way Driver Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

Dezmar Gilbert pleaded guilty to driving the wrong way on Interstate 75 and seriously injuring a law school student.

V103–02/15/2017

Dentist Dr. Oluwatoyin Solarin practiced in DeKalb and Gwinnett Counties. She is headed to federal prison for Medicaid fraud. (Picture from Care Dental)

Medicaid Fraud Lands Metro Atlanta Dentist In Prison

Dr. Oluwatoyin Solarin was sentenced for nearly $1 million dollars in Medicaid fraud.

V103–02/15/2017

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V103’s Joyce Littel Returns To Quiet Storm And Presents Passion and Poetry #29: Maria Boynton Reports.

Joyce returned to the Quiet Storm this week on V103.

V103–02/10/2017

File photo of a judge’s gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Atlanta City Hall Bribery Case Nets Second Construction Company Owner

Charles Richards Jr., of Tucker, is charged with conspiring to pay bribes for City of Atlanta contracts.

V103–02/08/2017

Initially fired from the Gwinnett County Police Department, Scott York now faces charges after a teenager died following the crash involving York. (Courtesy of the Gwinnett County Police Department)

Gwinnett Police Officer Charged In Crash That Killed Teen And Injured Another

The teens were walking on the sidewalk when the officer’s car jumped the curb and hit them.

V103–02/07/2017

File photo of an establishment that sales alcoholic beverages.(Photo Credits: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Atlanta Bars To Remain Open Beyond Super Bowl Sunday

Mayor Kasim Reed has issued an executive order temporarily allowing the sale of alcoholic beverages beyond normal hours Super Bowl Sunday.

V103–02/03/2017

Deborah Watts (r), a cousin of Emmett Till,  responds to the revelation that a woman claims that what she said about Till wasn't true. Watts talks with V103 News Anchor Maria Boynton. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Emmett Till Cousin Responds To Revelation That Carolyn Bryant Lied: Maria Boynton Reports.

Deborah Watts is co-founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation.

V103–02/03/2017

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