Maria Boynton

Maria Boynton is the Morning News Anchor for Entercom Atlanta radio stations V-103 and WAOK. She joined Entercom (most recently 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 on the Public Affairs program “Atlanta Up Close” for Entercom Atlanta.

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 WGST and The Georgia Network in Atlanta, Georgia. Maria also was News Director and Morning News Anchor for WAEB-AM, WAEB-FM and WZZO in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Before joining Entercom 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.

Maria is a 2018 International Trailblazer Award Honoree. She has also been recognized as “Journalist of the Year” by Georgia State Representative Erica Thomas, and by the Atlanta Business League as an “Atlanta Top 100 Black Women of Influence”. Boynton 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 her alma mater Albany State University, which is located in Albany, Georgia.

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.

Maria has also received honors from the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia, and the Columbus Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

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