Maria Quiban

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Maria Quiban
Born Maria T. Aviso
(1970-10-28) October 28, 1970 (age 46)
Cebu City, Philippines
Citizenship United States
Education B.S. Mississippi State University
Occupation Weather anchor
Employer KTTV/KCOP-TV 2000 - Present
Spouse(s) Spouse 1 (divorced)
Brian Messner (divorced)
Sean Whitesell (deceased)
Children Desmond Quiban
Gus Whitesell

Maria Quiban (born October 28, 1970) is a weather anchor for KTTV in Los Angeles, California.


Quiban was born Maria T. Aviso in Cebu City, Philippines.[1] At the age of 9, her family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii[1] where she attended Aiea High School[2] and later studied journalism at the University of Hawaii.[1] She worked for the local NBC affiliate KHNL in Honolulu[2] before moving in 1998 to Los Angeles to work as the weather anchor for the Orange County Newschannel.[1] In 2000, she accepted employment as the weather anchor for KTTV.[3][4] In 2005, she earned a B.S. in meteorology from Mississippi State University[1] via correspondence courses.[2]

Quiban has appeared in numerous television shows and films playing a reporter including Bruce Almighty, Cold Case, Everybody Hates Chris and Criminal Minds. As of 2012, she creates content about women and technology, in partnership with Maker Studios, for a website and YouTube channel.[5] She played the role of a murder victim in the film Blood Work.[2]


Quiban has been married three times. While a teenager in Honolulu, she married her first husband; they had one child, Desmond Quiban (born 1987).[6][7][8][9] On September 9, 1999, she married her second husband, Brian Messner.[10] Her third husband, Sean Whitesell, died of glioblastoma multiforme on December 28, 2015.[11][12][13] They had one son, Gus Whitesell (born 2010).[14]

She spends her free time talking to single young mothers about how they can be successful.[1]


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