|Born||Maria T. Aviso
October 28, 1970
Cebu City, Philippines
|Education||B.S. Mississippi State University|
|Employer||KTTV/KCOP-TV 2000 - Present|
|Spouse(s)||Spouse 1 (divorced)
Brian Messner (divorced)
Sean Whitesell (deceased)
Quiban was born Maria T. Aviso in Cebu City, Philippines. At the age of 9, her family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where she attended Aiea High School and later studied journalism at the University of Hawaii. She worked for the local NBC affiliate KHNL in Honolulu before moving in 1998 to Los Angeles to work as the weather anchor for the Orange County Newschannel. In 2000, she accepted employment as the weather anchor for KTTV. In 2005, she earned a B.S. in meteorology from Mississippi State University via correspondence courses.
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. She played the role of a murder victim in the film Blood Work.
Quiban has been married three times. While a teenager in Honolulu, she married her first husband; they had one child, Desmond Quiban (born 1987). On September 9, 1999, she married her second husband, Brian Messner. Her third husband, Sean Whitesell, died of glioblastoma multiforme on December 28, 2015. They had one son, Gus Whitesell (born 2010).
She spends her free time talking to single young mothers about how they can be successful.
- "Maria Quiban Profile". My Fox Los Angeles. Retrieved 2016-09-19.
- Honolulu Star Bulletin: "Former KHNL anchor takes on new roles in L.A." September 28, 2002
- "Mommy Loves Tech". Retrieved June 14, 2012."mommylovestech - YouTube". Retrieved June 14, 2012.
- Honolulu Star Bulletin: "Hawaii: Rodman, Electra a flashy twosome" by Dave Donnelly September 20, 1999
- "Maria Quiban's Personal Story To Raise Awareness For Glioblastoma", by Maria Quiban and Jeffrey Thomas DeSocio, FOX11 News
- Fox News LA: "Welcome back Maria Quiban!" by Jeffrey Thomas DeSocio March 23 2016
- Fox News LA: "Midday Sunday: Raising awareness for glioblastoma" September 04, 2016
- Variety Magazine: "Sean Whitesell, Producer for ‘Oz,’ ‘House,’ ‘The Killing,’ Dies at 52" by Carmel Dagan December 31, 2015
- Official Website
- KTTV Fox 11 On-Air Talent Bios
- Maria Quiban Facebook Page
- Maria Quiban on Twitter
- Maria Quiban at the Internet Movie Database
- Maria Quiban at TV.com
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