Mariya Murrow

Digital Multimedia Journalist
Atlanta News First
Mariya  Murrow

Mariya Murrow is a digital multimedia journalist for WANF Atlanta. She spearheads ANF+, a digital streaming platform offering over-the-top news updates, live breaking coverage and extended conversation on issues impacting the community. Whether you're watching on Roku, AppleTV, Amazon, or joining the conversation on Facebook Live, Mariya is there -- keeping you in the know about what's happening in and around metro Atlanta.

Fun fact about this digital newsie: She's actually from Hawai'i! Mariya moved to O'ahu at a very young age and credits her island home for influencing her love for journalism.

"Growing up in such a diverse culture, I was able to immerse myself in the vastly different perspectives of others. My fire for storytelling grew from every encounter with the Kupuna (elderly), Keiki (kids) and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians). Carrying the lessons of those individuals, I’m passionate about making a difference in my community and communities beyond."

Mariya is a proud alumna of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism where she majored in media communications with focuses in political science and digital audience strategy.

She began her career at KHON2, one of Hawai'i's top broadcasting stations, as a digital producer. There, she was determined to find new ways to connect younger generations with news and helped grow the station's digital audience through numerous ventures. Over the years, she's also worked with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Dow Jones News Fund and Olelo Community Television on their digital news front.

Living in Atlanta has been a dream for this island girl. Some of her favorite things to do: Watching the seasons change, trying new foods, and seeing people from different walks of life come together. When she's not bringing you your latest digital stories, she's probably out hiking and sharing the beauty of the peach state on social media.