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Maria Hallas

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Maria Hallas joined NBC29 as a general assignment reporter in April 2013 and is happy to return to Charlottesville.

Maria received her M.A. in journalism from the American University School of Communication in May 2013. While in journalism school Maria interned in the newsrooms at WTOP and CBS News in Washington, D.C.

Maria is an experienced attorney who practiced law over ten years and was a shareholder at a private international law firm.

Maria graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law and Duke University, Phi Beta Kappa. Her majors there were political science and Russian. 

She hails from Potomac, Maryland.

You can contact Maria via email, and follow her on Twitter.


  • Position: General Assignment Reporter
  • Year Hired:  2013
  • First TV Appearance:  Romper Room
  • Favorite Story:  Capture of Osama bin Ladin
  • Dream Interview:  The president of the United States
  • Dream Job:  60 Minutes
  • Role Models:  My parents, aunts and uncles.
  • Hobbies:  Dancing, elliptical and resistance training
  • Favorite Food:  Mom's cooking
  • Favorite Sports Team:  Washington Nationals
  • Favorite Musician:  Tom Petty
  • Favorite Song:  Don't Back Down
  • Favorite Author:  John Grisham
  • Favorite Vacation Spot:  Wherever my friends are.
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