Maureen Kocot joined the 10TV News staff in 1995, and is an Emmy and Associated Press award-winning journalist.
Kocot's career at 10TV has taken her from the glamour of the red carpet at the Grammy Awards to the tragedy at Ground Zero. She grew up in Maryville, Ill., a small town not far from St. Louis.
She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1992, and worked as an anchor/reporter at WICD-TV in Champaign for three years before relocating to Columbus.
Kocot said that her parents are her role models. "My mom taught me about giving and my dad taught me to do it right the first time," she said.
Year Hired At 10TV: 1995.
First TV Appearance: Roller skating. The tape was destroyed. Trust me.
Dream Interview: Jack the Ripper, so we could solve the ultimate cold case.
Favorite CBS Program: CSI. Those guys could catch Jack the Ripper in one hour!
What I Wanted To Be Growing Up: A veterinarian.
News Philosophy: Everyone has a story and every story is someone's version of the truth.
Favorite Books: "The Time Traveler's Wife," "The Great Gatsby," "An American Tragedy."
Recent articles by Maureen Kocot
- Columbus Woman Who Killed Intruder Had Similar Case Before
- Stolen Equipment From Johnstown Archery Club Could Hold Up Annual Tournament
- Residents Had Concerns About Building That Collapsed
- License Plate Recognition Helps Track Down Criminals Coast-To-Coast
- WATCH LIVE: Prosecutor provides updates on Bellefontaine child murders
- Bellefontaine Mother Says She Killed 3 Sons Because Husband Ignored Daughter
- Marijuana Supporters, Opponents Spar As Vote Looms
- Remains Of Missing Galloway Man Found
- Cell Phones Can Make 911 Dispatchers Jobs Tougher
- Two Years Later: Police Still Investigating Death Of Grandview Heights Woman
- Sheriff’s Office Extending Treatment To Women Arrested In Prostitution Sting
- Columbus Hotel Ordinance Could Help With Problematic Properties
- Bond Set At Half Million In Circleville Murder-For-Hire Scheme
- Mother: Misunderstanding Led To Investigation Into Baby’s Injuries
- Family, Friends Gather To Remember Olentangy River Drowning Victims
- Engineers Lower Olentangy Water Levels In Search For Missing Brothers
- Madison Township Community At Odds After Trustees Vote To Close Fire Department
- Multiple Violations Force Closure Of Assisted Living Facility
- Suspected Triggerman In Quadruple Homicide Remains On The Run
- ODNR Probing Black Bear Sighting In Fairfield County
- Equal Rights Group Asking New Albany For Anti-discrimination Law
- Health Department Closes East Columbus Assisted Living Facility
- Innocence For Sale: Traffickers Turning To Apps To Lure Victims Into Sex Trade
- Same Sex Couples Await Supreme Court Ruling On Marriage Equality
- Bexley City Council To Vote On Nondiscrimination Ordinance
- Columbus Pool Reopens After Flooding Filled Water With Mud
- New Columbus Fire Station To Cut Minutes Off Response Times