Maria Catanzarite


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Maria Catanzarite is a reporter and weekend evening anchor. She joined WNDU in August 2014 as a multimedia journalist.

She started in radio, first as a deejay in high school and later freelanced for NPR affiliates in Central New York.

Maria received a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Cornell. Her master’s degree is in Broadcast & Digital Journalism from Syracuse University.

Born and raised in South Bend, Maria is a Riley High School alum. She’s the oldest of five children and loves music, sports, and writing.

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