Marya PianiCBS 5 News Reporter
...Marya Piani has been with CBS 5 News since 1995 when she started as a reporter.Before coming to CBS 5, she graduated from ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Broadcasting and reported for WHOI-TV in Peoria, Ill.Marya was born in Santa Monica, Calif.She says she's wanted be a reporter ever since 4th grade, when she played one in a school play.Her
hobbies include: spending time with her
husband Jim and their two children, running, hiking, yoga, snow skiing, race-walking marathons with her
mom, traveling, and visiting museums.Marya
is asthmatic.Because it hits close to home for her
volunteers time to the American Lung Association
has received a volunteer award for her
involvement in Camp-Not-a Wheeze and their Open Airways program.She is also a current member of their communications committee.
also supports the efforts of other charities such as Waste-Not
, the Salvation Army, and Friends for Life.
Interesting factoid: Marya
worked for four years in a full-service gas station in California pumping gas.