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Maureen O'Boyle

Primetime News Anchor
Charlotte, NC
Maureen O'Boyle

Maureen O’Boyle was born to be a storyteller. As number eight of ten children, the only way to be heard at the kitchen table was to be the best storyteller. That act of survival growing up in Charlotte, translated into close to four decades of sharing compelling stories from all around the world and across the Carolinas. Maureen is honored that she’s been recognized for her career in broadcasting, but it is the accolades she receives for her civic work that brings her the greatest feeling of accomplishment.

Maureen uses every opportunity she can to elevate the causes most dear to her. Maureen works to see the day when no child goes to bed hungry. Maureen has used her own experience to help survivors of sexual assault on their road to healing. Maureen is dedicated to lifting women out of poverty and into progress.

The following are messages from some of the charities Maureen is honored to support.

“Maureen is the epitome of what it means to be an advocate. Channeling her personal experience with trauma, Maureen has a unique ability to connect with survivors and tell their stories to shed light on the horrific impact of domestic violence and sexual assault. Whether emceeing our events, going live with her followers on social media or anchoring the news on WBTV, Maureen finds opportunities to make sure the community knows about the life-saving work and services offered at Safe Alliance. Her kind and caring spirit makes it easy to work with her, and we are grateful for her continued support!”

- Karen Parker, President & CEO Safe Alliance (https://www.safealliance.org/)

“Maureen has been a stalwart advocate and volunteer of Dress for Success Charlotte for more than 15 years. She is keenly aware of the critical mission and its impact on the women we serve and their families, and that comes through in all she does to support the organization. Maureen is an MTV – Most Treasured Volunteer – and her work in helping women move up and out of poverty and onto a path of self-sufficiency is commendable”.

- Kerry Barr-O’Connor, Executive Director Dress for Success Charlotte (https://charlotte.dressforsuccess.org/)

“One of the most important factors in the success of any non-profit is to get our message out to the community about the services we provide. In the case of Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, we need for folks to know that people are hungry right here in our community and Maureen has been one of the food bank’s best ambassadors in sharing this message throughout our region. Maureen has helped us feed thousands of hungry children, seniors, veterans, families and pets and we feel lucky to count her as a friend and supporter.”

- Kay Carter, CEO Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina {https://www.secondharvestmetrolina.org/)

“Maureen is an incredible partner and always brings a high-level of professionalism, passion and charisma to our events. Her genuine storytelling goes a long way in shining a light on The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s lifesaving mission to find cures for our cancer patients! Thank you, Maureen, for using your time and talents to help bring light to the darkness of cancer! We are grateful for your partnership.”

- Alyson Johnson, Business Development and Partnerships Director, NC/VA Region, Leukemia Lymphoma Society (https://bit.ly/3zi3ljS)

“As Executive Director of the American Diabetes Association, I’ve had the privilege of working with Maureen as our host/emcee for our Father of the Year Awards gala for many years. Maureen’s talent, commitment to excellence and level of professionalism helped make this the most successful event in the country! Maureen’s dedication and service to the community goes well beyond being on the news desk at WBTV. She works tirelessly to help raise awareness and funding for many important causes. Maureen is a Charlotte treasure!

- Dianne Hill Roth, Executive Director, Ret. American Diabetes Association (https://diabetes.org/get-involved)

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