Mary King joined the WIS news team as a general assignment reporter in October of 2011. She comes to Columbia from Hagerstown, Maryland where she was the morning anchor and a reporter for WHAG-TV and also spent time as the City of Hagerstown's Communications Manager. Mary has received numerous awards for her reporting including a 2010 Regional Edward R. Murrow award, and she was named the Southeast Journalism Conference's Television Journalist of the Year in 2008. Before working in Hagerstown, Mary interned at MLB.com and the FOX News Network in New York City and WCCB Fox Charlotte.
Mary has been involved in the entertainment industry for years and is a member of both the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. She has been seen in national commercials and television shows for Nickelodeon, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese, K-Mart, and Wendy's among many others.
Mary graduated Summa Cum Laude from Troy University in Troy, Alabama with a Broadcast Journalism degree. She attended college on a full academic scholarship after winning the title of Connecticut's Junior Miss. She was named Troy University's College of Communication and Fine Arts Outstanding Senior and Phi Kappa Phi's Outstanding Junior of the Year. She also received the honor of being Troy's Homecoming Queen her senior year of college and enjoyed serving as her sorority's president and captain for the dance team.
Mary has been a dancer since she learned how to walk and has performed, taught and choreographed for several dance schools and organizations across the country. She enjoys sharing her heart for the next generation through her personal program aKa: active Kids achieve. Above all, Mary thanks God for His great love and for her family, her fiancé and friends who are among the blessings she considers too numerous to count.
Mary is excited to be in the Midlands! Her passion for news is fueled by her love for the community so feel free to send her your story ideas!
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