Maria Scali


Maria is truly one of Cleveland's Own. This veteran news broadcaster has lived and worked in Northeast Ohio her entire life.

Maria was born in Cleveland to immigrant Italian parents. She grew up in Garfield Heights, and went on to graduate third in her class from Garfield Heights High School.

Maria attended Kent State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Telecommunications.

One week after graduating from KSU, Maria started working as a Desk Assistant at WKYC-TV. After 2 1/2 years there, she went on to become a Producer/ Director/ Reporter at WYTV-TV in Youngstown.

But, the bulk of Maria's broadcast career has been spent here at WJW Fox 8 News.

She has been a Newscast Producer, Planning Producer, Special Projects Producer, Assignment Editor and Field Producer.

She has received several emmy nominations and broadcast awards for her writing and producing.

Maria is married and has two teenage children.

Recent Articles

  • Chestnut Elementary School is a Cool School!

    Posted on: 6:00 am, April 24, 2014, by , updated on: 10:48pm, April 23, 2014

    PAINESVILLE, Ohio– Their pride is showing at Chestnut Elementary School in Painesville after being named this week’s FOX 8 ‘Cool...
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  • ‘Meaning of Easter’: 10K Meals Served to Needy At CLE Church

    Posted on: 5:56 pm, April 20, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Christian spirit of Easter was found in a small church hall on Cleveland’s near west side...
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  • North Ridgeville High School is a Cool School!

    Posted on: 6:00 am, April 17, 2014, by , updated on: 09:41pm, April 16, 2014

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio– The mission at North Ridgeville High School is to educate students to be lifelong learners. And, these...
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  • Man Holds ‘I Am A Bully’ Sign For Bullying Disabled Neighbors

    Posted on: 5:09 pm, April 13, 2014, by , updated on: 07:02pm, April 13, 2014

    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — A South Euclid man served his court-ordered public punishment Sunday, after a judge found that he...
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  • 3 Juveniles Caught in Early Morning Crime Spree

    Posted on: 7:56 pm, April 12, 2014, by , updated on: 10:38pm, April 12, 2014

    WADSWORTH, Ohio — Wadsworth police report that a number of people had their cars broken into during the early morning...
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  • Hillside Middle is a Cool School!

    Posted on: 6:00 am, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 11:00pm, April 9, 2014

    SEVEN HILLS, Ohio– Tiger pride is showing at Hillside Middle School in Seven Hills after being named this week’s FOX...
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  • ‘No One Was Responding’: Victim Describes East CLE CO Leak

    Posted on: 8:14 pm, April 5, 2014, by , updated on: 08:22pm, April 5, 2014

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Residents of Crystal Tower in East Cleveland were back in their apartments Saturday after a suspected carbon...
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  • Spruce Primary is a Cool School!

    Posted on: 5:39 am, April 3, 2014, by

    Spruce Primary is one of four elementary schools in the North Olmsted School District for preschoolers through the third grade.
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  • Overwhelming Donations After Garrettsville Fire

    Posted on: 8:49 pm, March 27, 2014, by

    GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio– Fire may have destroyed part of downtown Garrettsville, but, it has not taken away the town’s spirit. A...
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  • A Look Back: ‘Cleveland’s Snack Food’ Building Destroyed

    Posted on: 6:30 pm, March 26, 2014, by

    CLEVELAND – Investigators continue to search for the cause of a massive building fire that forced a number of families from their...
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  • Investigators Search for Answers in Garrettsville Fire

    Posted on: 9:42 am, March 23, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:28pm, March 23, 2014

    GARRETTSVILLE, Ohio — The search for answers begins as investigators look into what caused the fire that destroyed nearly a...
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    Garrettsville fire aftermath on 3/23/14
  • Students React to Teen’s Instagram Threat Against School

    Posted on: 7:34 pm, March 22, 2014, by

    NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — A Lorain County teenager is in serious trouble after reportedly threatening to shoot up a local...
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