Emmy Award-winning journalist Mara Schiavocampo is an anchor for MSNBC and NBC News, hosting the network and cable channel’s first news programs of the morning (Early Today and First look, respectively). Mara is also a Correspondent for NBC News, filing reports for all platforms, including Nightly News, The Today Show, Weekend Nightly News, and Weekend Today. A pioneer of new media journalism, Mara was the first reporter of her kind in network television, traveling the world producing, shooting, reporting and editing video pieces, blogging and shooting still photos.
Dubbed “the next Diane Sawyer” by Marie Claire magazine, Mara has covered nearly every major news story of the last seven years, including Hurricane Sandy, the Occupy Wall Street protests, the Gulf oil spill, the Haitian earthquake and the 2008 Presidential election.
While at NBC News, Mara has also worked as a Special Correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, filing international reports and appearing as an on-set guest, and as a contributor to Ebony magazine and Essence magazine.
Mara has been named one of Marie Claire Magazine’s “women on top”, and one of Television Week’s “next generation of television news stars”. She has also received numerous other accolades and awards, including an Emmy Award for her coverage of the 2008 Presidential election, the National Association of Black Journalists’ Emerging Journalist of the Year Award (the only broadcast journalist ever honored), an astounding seven Telly Awards, and a NY State Broadcasters Association Award for Outstanding Hard News.