#Media Monday – Mauricio Marin
If you have been to Yuma and stopped by the FOX /ABC station in the last couple of years you will remember Marin. He has a true passion for the news and an engaging personality that cannot be forgotten.
Marin was born and raised in San Diego, and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from U. C. Santa Barbara. He also attended San Diego City College where he was an anchor, reporter, and producer for the award-winning student newscast there.
In his free time he enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time with his family and friends.
Mauricio- what would you like to share with the blogosphere today?
I am originally a California boy raised near the beach in sunny San Diego, but I am so grateful that the Grand Canyon state has been treating me so well. I am fortunate to say that I am the newest reporter at KOLD News 13 in Tucson. I’m coming from Yuma where I helped launch news from the ground up as an operations manager/news reporter for the ABC 5/Fox 9 station in early 2012. Man, that was a great experience! Before that I worked with KSWT News 13 in Yuma as an anchor/reporter. I am so excited to continue being able to provide news to people in Arizona.
Every day, I am so grateful to wake up and head off to work doing what I love! I knew I wanted to be a news reporter ever since elementary school where I was about the only fifth- grader who would go home and watch the 5 o’clock news instead of Power Rangers!
The dream didn’t come easy though. I had the chance to get my degree from U.C. Santa Barbara (UCSB) and interned at a few news stations. After graduating, I figured out I still needed a little more hands-on experience and decided to go back to school. San Diego City College taught me how to shoot, write, and edit stories as a full-time student. At the same time I interned at Fox 5 San Diego and parked cars on the side to put cash in my pocket. Thanks to all that and more than a year-and-a-half after graduating from UCSB, I finally landed my first on-air job in Yuma. I was the happiest person in the world!
As I keep getting the chance to explore new adventures in my career, I’m learning just how important relationships and connections with people are in the community (yes, even those really helpful PR people). It allows me to tell stories accurately and quickly that really matter to people watching our newscasts.
Take care and look forward to running into you all one day!