Mary Dunleavy joined NBC29 as a general assignment reporter in December 2011 and made the switch to Sports Anchor/Reporter in September 2012.
Her broadcast journalism career started at Virginia Tech where she graduated with a bachelors degree in Electronic and Print Journalism and minored in Sociology.
Before working at NBC29, Mary was working behind the scenes in New York City at Original Media, TLC, ESPN, and most recently Bloomberg The Global Business Network.
She's a proud alumni of Virginia Tech Sports and was fortunate to intern with Lindsay Czarniack (now at ESPN), Dan Hellie, Hakem Dermish(now at ESPN) and Brett Feinberg at NBC Sports in Washington, DC.
As a Northern Virginia native, Mary could not be more excited to start her journalism career reporting on the teams she grew up watching. No matter their record, Mary is a Skins fan and takes pride in the art of "Griffining."
As a Virginia Tech Alumni - she's convinced maroon and orange match undoubtedly well (Hokie colors!).
Lacrosse runs in Mary's family and her sister Megan is a 4th year on the lacrosse team at the University of Virginia. The idea of being able to catch her games while working will be too fun.
If you have a story idea or just want to get in touch with Mary to simply say "Hi!" she would love to hear from you at anytime! Let her know by E-mailing her!
FUN FACTS: Mary
Position: General Assignment Reporter
Year Hired: 2011
First TV Appearance: You may have seen me on the TLC show NY INK, I was Ami James' assistant.
Favorite Story: Your story, see what I did there :)
Memorable Story: When I was working behind the scenes in NYC and the earthquake happened in Virginia in August 2011 (Ironically our viewing area) I knew I wanted to be on the scene and not behind the scenes...that's when I decided to send my resume tape to NBC29.
Dream Interview: Lady Gaga...I know, sort of typical-- but she's genuine and unique in everything she does and always keeps us on the edge of our seat, what's not to love about that?
Favorite TV show: Modern Family, my family IS the Dunphy's in reverse order.
Role Models: Hoda Kotb
First Story: Does making imitation video's of the Real World when I was little count?
Why I'm A Journalist: I love talking to people and I am endlessly curious to know peoples stories, and I go geek about things like rack focusing on a camera. Put the two together and BAM! It was meant to be.
Hometown: Fairfax Station, Virginia
Alma Mater: Virginia Tech
Hobbies: I.love.twitter. Its almost unhealthy.
Favorite Food: My mom's meatballs. Cathy Dunleavy is a magician I tell ya.
Favorite Song: Family Business- Kanye West
Favorite Author: Mitch Albom
Favorite Vacation Spot: Ocean City, Maryland
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Friday, March 7 2014 4:54 PM EST2014-03-07 21:54:30 GMT
Virginia's 6'4'' 282 pound 5-star freshman recruit, Andrew Brown, has been showing up big time as the 'Hoos started spring practice this week. Brown already signed his grant-in-aid which is why he wasFull Story
Brown already signed his grant-in-aid which is why he was able to enroll early at UVa and participate in spring practice.Full Story
Wednesday, March 5 2014 7:09 PM EST2014-03-06 00:09:37 GMT
The UVa Baseball team has a nickname for their starting short stop. "They describe me as the Canadian," said Virginia freshman Daniel Pinero. Pinero is UVa's first freshman to start at SS since 2002. PineroFull Story
Although it's been a lifelong dream for Pinero to play in the major leagues, He decided to come to UVa because he knew the resources and coaching staff would only make him that much better.Full Story
Sunday, March 2 2014 9:44 PM EST2014-03-03 02:44:54 GMT
Virginia topped Monmouth 5-3 in game two of the three game series Sunday afternoon. The third game was shortened to 5 1/2 innings but the 'Hoos were still able to grind out a 6-2 victory at Davenport Field. TheFull Story
Sunday, March 2 2014 6:05 PM EST2014-03-02 23:05:53 GMT
The Virginia Women's Basketball team fell 82-70 to Florida State on the road. The 'Hoos fall to 13-16, 6-10 ACC after their regular season finale and are seeded at number nine in the ACC tournament. VirginiaFull Story
The 'Hoos fall to 13-16, 6-10 ACC after their regular season finale and are seeded at number nine in the ACC tournament.Full Story
Saturday, March 1 2014 8:15 PM EST2014-03-02 01:15:41 GMT
Mike London and the UVa football team had its first spring practice today. The 'Hoos are eager for a fresh start this year after a disappointing record last season of 2-10. A lot of eyes will be on highlyFull Story
The 'Hoos are eager for a fresh start this year after a disappointing record last season of 2-10.Full Story
Saturday, March 1 2014 6:54 PM EST2014-03-01 23:54:22 GMT
The Miller girls basketball team beat WCA 48-43 to win the VISAA D2 girls title at St. Anne's Belfield in Charlottesville. The STAB girls basketball team dropped the VISAA D1 final 62-32 to Paul VI.Full Story
The Miller girls basketball team beat WCA 48-43 to win the VISAA D2 girls title at St. Anne's Belfield in Charlottesville.Full Story