Weekend Anchor, Reporter
Experienced in ice, snow and humidity, Marie Saavedra was thrilled to join Arizona's Family in the Valley of the Sun in August 2011, which just happened to be the hottest on record in Phoenix.
Born and raised in Chicago, Saavedra moved south for college to the Missouri School of Journalism. While finishing her degree, she anchored and reported for the University-owned NBC affiliate, KOMU.
She was already an award-winning journalist when she graduated with her degree. During the 2005-2006 academic year, her work was recognized by the Hearst Journalist Awards Program, a national program presented annually under the auspices of the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC) and funded by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.
In 2006, Saavedra joined KY3 News in Springfield, Mo. As a reporter and 5 p.m. anchor, she covered the EF-5 tornado that hit nearby Joplin, Mo.
She was nominated for a regional Emmy Award for her feature piece on a local woman who gave birth to triplets while her husband served in Afghanistan. A year later she won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her reports on a veteran who committed suicide after his case was mishandled at a regional VA hospital.
Saavedra welcomes your ideas and insider tips to life in the Valley!
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