Maria Sansone is a television personality who was born on February 26, 1981, in Erie, Pennsylvania, U.S. She is a popular host and has reported for various medias like NBC, MTV, Access Hollywood, Extra, ABC, NESN, CBS Sports, and ESPN. She is of American Nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
Sansone attended her high school at Villa Maria Academy in Erie, Pennsylvania and she completed her graduation from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications. She holds the degrees in Communications and Political Science. While she was in college, she filled in as co-host on Live with Regis and Kelly with Regis Philbin. After graduation, Sansone moved to Manhattan and started working as a VJfor MTV Networks. There she also hosted web sensation, PopTub on YouTube and "The 9" on Yahoo.
Maria Sansone gained popularity at a very young age when a local reporter named Mike Gallagher saw her competing in a kids slam-dunk contest in her hometown Erie, Pennsylvania. She was interviewed there, and he got impressed by the 11-year-old Sansone. He gave her to host a sports segment called "Down to Size" on WJET-TV which broadcasted weekly on the ABC channel. She went on to interview Michael Jordan, Bill Cowher, Jim Kelly and baseball legend Tommy Lasorda and many other sports stars before she was 13.
Sansone then got a chance in ABC Sports to do live sideline reporting for their coverage of theLittle League World Series. From this reporting, she earned the title of “Youngest Reporter in the History of Network Television” and gained a lot of fame. She was a guest on Tonight Show with Jay Deno in the year 1992.
Sansone has also hosted the TV Guide Network’s live coverage of award season. She has interviewed many icons of pop culture and many superstars and has covered all big events such as the Academy Awards and the Grammy`s. She has spent almost two decades in television. In this long span of working Sansone has contributed to NESN, ESPN, NBC, CBS Sports, Access Hollywood, Extra and other Medias. On September 27, 2012, Sansone was named co-anchor of KTTV's Good Day LA. There were also some false rumors about her having cancer.
In 2008, Sansone got married to her husband, Joshua Guthartz. She announced that she was pregnant and having a baby due around Christmas time on July 15, 2013, live on Good Day LA. On December 31, 2013, she gave birth to their daughter named Grace Louise. She also announced later that they are expecting their second child. As per now, she is the mother of two children.
Sansone has a height of 5 feet and 1 inch. The salary and net worth of Sansone have not been disclosed in any media till date and thus remains unknown. She lives with her family in the United States.