American journalist, Maria Quiban began her career in the broadcast industry as a host of a 1-hour weekly program titled Perlas USA, which focused on entertainers and politicians of the Filipino community.
After that, she served as a co-host and a writer for KFVE-TV in Honolulu and then hosted a 30-minute semi-weekly magazine show targeting the Gen X audience. Later she joined NBC News Hawaii in June 1995, where she served as a weather anchor until July 1998. Then she went to California to work as a weather anchor and reporter for daily 5, 6, 9, and 11 p.m. newscasts for Orange County News Channel (OCN).
Finally, serving OCN for two years, she joined the FOX 11 news team in July 2000. As of now (January 2020), she is working as a News Anchor and Meteorologist at FOX 11, where she forecasts daily weather new on Good Day LA and FOX 11 Morning News from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Maria Quiban’s Bio: Age
Maria Quiban was born on 28th October 1970 in Cebu City, Philippines, with the birthname Maria T. Aviso. When she was ten-years-old, she moved with her family to Honolulu, Hawaii, where she was raised.
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She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1994 and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism in 1996. She gained her Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from the Mississippi State University, which she attended from 2002 to 2005.
Maria Quiban stands at the height of 5 feet and 6 inches (1.67 meters).
Married To Husband? Kids
Maria Quiban was married to the late Sean Whitesell. With Sean, she has a son named Gus, born on 13th December 2010.
Maria Quimbo with her younger son, Gus on a photo shared on 13th December 2019 (Source: Maria Quimbo's Instagram)
Prior to Sean, she was married to Brian Messner. The couple walked down the aisle on 9th September 1999.
However, their nuptial bond was short-lived. Maria filed for divorce from Brian at the Los Angeles County Superior Court on 1st August 2001, and they were separated.
Furthermore, Maria’s first marriage was with a guy whose identity is unrevealed. With him, she shares a son named Desmond.
Who Is Her Ex-Husband, Sean Whitesell?
Sean Whitesell was born as Sean David Gerald Whitesell on 11th March 1963 in Iowa Falls, Iowa, USA.
He was the brother of WME co-CEO Patrick Whitesell, director and producer, John Whitesell, and writer, Christopher Whitesell.
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He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and earned his MFA in Acting degree from the University of California, San Diego.
He was a writer and producer known for TV series like The Killing (2011), Oz (1997), and Cold Case (2003).
He died of cancer on 28th December 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Maria Quiban is of Filipino descent.
She uses her first husband’s last name.
Her son, Desmond, attended Los Alamitos High School in California, where he played as a safety for the school football team.
She worked as a waitress at Bravos Restaurant.
She plays the guitar.