Mariya is a Multi-Media Journalist passionate about news/culture visual storytelling. Currently, she works with the news team at PIX11 News in New York City. There, she produces segments, writes digital stories and broadcast scripts. Her recent experience includes producing videos for PEOPLE and covering national news as a Digital Reporter for ESSENCE.

She has a M.A. in Journalism from CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. She's also a proud alumna of North Carolina A&T State University where she obtained her B.S. in Journalism & Mass Communication.