Maria Sansone in August 2014
|Born||Maria Grace Sansone
February 26, 1981
Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Residence||Santa Monica, California|
|Spouse(s)||Joshua Guthartz (2008–present)|
Maria Grace Sansone (born February 26, 1981 in Erie, Pennsylvania) is an American television personality. Sansone has co-anchored Good Day LA on KTTV FOX 11 in Los Angeles and is a former field reporter for WNBC 4 New York, appearing daily on LX New York. She has also appeared on shows and networks such as Access Hollywood, Extra, On the Red Carpet, ABC, NBC, MTV, TV Guide Network, Yahoo!, CBS Sports, NESN and ESPN.
Sansone broke into the TV business as an 11 years old sports reporter for WJET-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania. She quickly earned the title, "The Youngest Reporter in the History of Network Television" when she was put under contract at ABC Sports to host Wide World of Sports for Kids, a show the network created specifically to showcase Maria’s hosting abilities. In addition, she reported live from the sidelines of the Little League World Series for several seasons.
While a student at the prestigious S.I. Newhouse School at Syracuse University, Sansone studied broadcasting and political science. During her junior year, she guest co-hosted with Regis Philbin on Live with Regis and Kelly. Prior to graduating from Syracuse, she was hired as a VJ for MTVU, where she hosted and produced shows from colleges and spring break locations around the world. Her audience grew globally as host of the groundbreaking morning web series for Yahoo called The 9, where she counted down the top stories of the day, created sketches and interviewed celebrity guests.
Sansone became an audience favorite at WNBC 4 New York, where she was a lifestyle reporter appearing live each day on LX New York, while also hosting the nationally syndicated 1st Look on NBC. She was a staple on TV Guide Network’s live red carpet coverage of all the major award shows where she co-hosted for many years with Chris Harrison, in addition to her work on the weekly entertainment show Hollywood 411. Sansone spent several years co-hosting Los Angeles' popular morning news show, Good Day LA on FOX 11 alongside Steve Edwards. At FOX 11, she anchored 20 hours of live television per week, which included interviewing Hollywood's big stars to covering breaking news.
Sansone lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband, Josh, their children, Grace and Benjamin, and their dog, Ralphie.
|1st Look host