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
- SNAP Calls For Catholic Church To Host Public Meeting Regarding Joel Wright
- Group Protests Diocese Of Steubenville For Handling Of Joel Wright Case
- Rausenberg Gets Life For Molesting Young Girls (UPDATE)
- Rausenberg Says Jury Didn't Hear Entire Story In Molestation Trial
- Former Olentangy Teacher Found Guilty Of Molesting Students
- Rausenberg Found Guilty On 41 Counts Including Gross Sexual Imposition, Kidnapping
- Rausenberg Trial Day 3: Prosecutors Say Teacher Groomed Parents
- Rausenberg Trial Day 2: More Testimony From Parents, Victims
- Rausenberg Trial Day 1: Victims Testify Against Former Teacher
- Two Short North Posse Members Plead Guilty To Gang-Related Charges
- Human Trafficking Prevention: Police Warn Parents Of New Abduction Tactics
- Mayor Ginther Appoints Columbus’ First-Ever Diversity Officer
- Mayor Ginther Announces Plans To Improve Diversity, Education
- Fairfield Co. Deputy Resigns Amid Shoplifting Allegations
- Driver's Facebook Video Leads To Arrest, OVI Charges In Franklin County
- Park St. Cantina Workers Catch Booze Bandit In The Act
- Central Ohio World War II Vets Awarded French Legion Of Honor
- Pike County Deputy Accused Of Accidentally Killing Neighbor
- Columbus Police Says California Shooting Shows Need For Military Style Equipment
- Thousands Of Medical Records Containing Confidential Info Found In Dumpster
- Victim’s Family Struggling To Find Answers After Husband, Wife & Child Killed
- Law Enforcement Using Additional Explosive Sniffing Dogs For Saturday's Game
- Columbus City Council To Approve Plan To Stop Nuisance Properties
- Home Protection: Inexpensive Ways To Deter Home Burglars
- Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Honor Fallen K9 With Memorial Service