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
- Neighbors Credited With Alerting Sleepy Occupants During Weekend House Fire
- Fire Serves As A Reminder Of The Dangers Of Couches Left On Porches
- Central Ohio School Districts Consider Arming Teachers
- Reported Cases Of Child Enticements In Columbus Is On The Rise
- Home Of Missing Woman Goes Up In Flames Just Days After Her Disappearance
- Lancaster Man Arrested For Impersonating Officer After He Tries To Pull Over Real Cop
- Man Caught Committing Sex Act In Grandview Matches Description Of Serial Flasher
- Reynoldsburg Board Of Education, Union Head Back To Bargaining Table
- Westerville Youth Coach Accused Of Producing & Sharing Child Porn Faces Federal Charges
- 15-Year-Old Arrested Following Attempted Abductions In Pickerington
- Third Swatting Prank Call Reported In Central Ohio This Year
- Fairfield County Sheriff Issues Warning After Two Attempted Abductions In Pickerington
- Hostage Negotiators Share Experiences Of Life & Death Situations
- Arrest Made After Missing Teen Found Dead Along Ohio River
- Vandals Target Cars, Signs, And Garages In Upper Arlington
- New Video Released Of Suspect Wanted In Fatal Shooting In East Columbus
- Mayor Coleman Outlines Snow Removal Plans Following Harsh Winter
- Sheriff Says No Charges To Be Filed Against Grandmother Who Posted Photo Of Baby With Duct-Taped Pacifier
- Three In Custody Following Teen’s Shooting Death In West Columbus
- 10TV Uncovers New Evidence In Unsolved Grandview Heights Murder From Last Year
- Newark Man Charged After Exposing Himself To Nine-Year-Old Girl
- Ohio Inmates Work To Process Clean Water For Toledo Residents Amid Crisis
- Living History: New Technology Allows Reconstruction Of Old Crime Scenes
- Preventing Disaster: Columbus Utility Crews Work To Prevent Water Main Breaks
- Police Investigate After Pickerington Youth Football Equipment Stolen