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
- Woman shares powerful message to victims of domestic violence
- Funeral services held for Hilliard officer Sean Johnson
- Community lines the streets to pay respect to Hilliard Police Officer Sean Johnson
- Law enforcement says public can help stop terrorism recruiters
- Report links central Ohio siblings to ISIS
- Residents 'sickened' by vandalism of Morrow County police memorial
- Mother: 10-year-old son 'intentionally took his own life'
- State launches campaign to promote overdose saving drug
- Name of fallen Columbus police officer etched on Memorial Wall
- New Albany officer honored after saving woman's life
- Law enforcement honor the memory of recently fallen comrades
- Lawmakers, school leaders want federal funding for lead testing
- Community says goodbye to six of the Pike Co. murder victims
- Sources: Mexican drug cartel connection eyed in Piketon executions
- Convicted killer in legal battle with Columbus police
- Lawmaker upset that distracted driving bill is stalled
- Community mourns loss of veteran police officer Steven Smith
- Mother of slain boy calls officer Steven Smith 'her family's hero'
- Authorities not ruling out terrorist plot for accused explosives makers
- Two charged with making explosives at an east Columbus home (UPDATE)
- Attorney: Columbus Catholic Diocese reaches settlement with alleged abuse victim
- Father of murder victim upset with Travis Bonham's plea deal
- Ohio University investigating allegations of sexism, sexual harassment at WOUB
- Sheriff Scott: "I got punished because I decided to give voters a choice”
- "It is what it is:" Sheriff Scott disappointed after primary loss
- Chillicothe considered Ohio's bellwether community
- Stop the violence: Community leaders speak out after 4 children shot
- Residents fight off hammer-wielding home invaders with hockey stick
- Sheriff: high school shooting suspect was carrying extra ammunition