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
- No Alcohol Allowed On Arena District Streets Despite New Law
- Family Remembers Man Hit and Killed in West Columbus
- Vigil To Be Held For Man Killed In West Columbus Hit & Run
- Passenger Seriously Injured During Ambush On Pizza Delivery Driver
- Law Enforcement Using Social Media To Catch Criminals
- Ohio Lawmakers Work To Close Gender Pay Gap
- Survey: 1 in 4 College Women Report Unwanted Sexual Contact
- Ohio Board Adjusts Ballot Wording Of Pot Legalization Plan
- Fire Marshal: No Reason To Suspect Arson In Mad River Fire
- Newark ‘Fight Club’ Videos Spark Internet Outrage
- Columbus Police Debut New, Converted Helicopters
- Mystery At Buckeye Lake: Was An Alligator Really Spotted In The Water?
- 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