16. Maria is an Award Winner
Maria’s hard work and achievements did not go unrecognized, therefore, she was given plenty of awards. Her first was in 1997, when she was given the Excellence in Broadcast Journalism award. She also received a Grace Award for Outstanding Documentary in 2008. She also won two Emmy Awards. The first was for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story and the other was for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting. As if earning an Emmy Award wasn’t enough, Maria was the first journalist to be inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame in 2011. Finally, Financial Times named her on of the 50 people Who Shaped the Decade back in 2009.