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 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
- Iconic Granville Inn Undergoes Major Facelift
- Bold Bandits Target Same Italian Village Home Five Times Over Three Months
- Man Caught On Camera Stealing Metal From Homes
- ABCs Of Policing: CPD Program Addresses Distrust Between Law Enforcement & Citizens
- Columbus Mayor, Police Chief Support Use Of Body Cameras
- Police Seeing Increase Of Crystal Meth In Columbus Area
- 'Operation Shield' Nets 84 Felony Arrests
- OSU Student Killed In 2014 Broad & High Crash Awarded Degree