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.