Maria Mercader Bio, Wiki
Maria Mercader was an American journalist who was director of talent strategy at CBS News. She joined CBS News in 1987.
Maria Mercader Education
Mercader attended the all-girls Dominican Academy in Manhattan. She then attended College of New Rochelle where she graduated in 1987.
Maria Mercader Career
She was director of the talent strategy, working to increase diversity in the division. Mercader covered breaking news for nearly three decades and, most recently, she helped shape strategy for the network’s correspondents and reporters.
During her time at CBS News foreign and national desks, she helped produce many of the biggest stories, including the death of Princess Diana and the 9/11 attacks.
She was active in coordinating CBS News participation in the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, and the National Association of Black Journalists. In 2004, Maria won a Business Emmy for her work on a “CBS Sunday Morning” report on computer spam.
Maria Mercader CBS News
Mercader works at CBS News where she works alongside other famous CBS News anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;
Maria Mercader Age
She was born on November 28, 1965, in New York City, United States. Maria was 54 years old at the time of her death.
Maria Mercader Family/ Mother
Mercader’s mother was called Gladys. Her mother was the pianist for the American Ballet Theatre. Mercader loved music and was a big supporter of ballet. She is survived by her father and brother.
Maria Mercader Husband
Mercader was very private about her personal life there is no information about her dating life. However, the information will be updated as soon as the information is available.
Maria Mercader Salary
Mercader earns an annual salary ranging from $40,000 – $ 110,500.
Maria Mercader Net Worth
Mercader has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through being a director of the talent strategy at CBS News.
Maria Mercader Cancer
Mercader battled cancer and other illnesses for 20 years and said that the treatments left her vulnerable to coronavirus.
Maria Mercader Death / Coronavirus
Mercader died on March 29, 2020, from coronavirus complications after being on medical leave since February.
CBS News president and senior executive producer, Susan Zirinsky, said in a statement, “Even more than her talents as a journalist, we will miss her indomitable spirit. Maria was part of all of our lives. Even when she was hospitalized – and she knew something was going on at CBS, she would call with counsel, encouragement, and would say ‘you can do this.’ I called Maria a ‘warrior,’ she was. Maria was a gift we cherished.”
Laurie Orlando, CBS News SVP of Talent said, “Maria was a friend to all, It’s nearly impossible to be someone EVERYONE loves, but Maria was. She always had a warm hug, a word of advice or support and a big smile for everyone in her life. She was a bright light and will be sorely missed.”
CBS News White House Correspondent, Paula Reid, tweeted “Maria Mercader, a career journalist at CBS New who had a hand in much of the network’s breaking coverage of foreign and domestic breaking news for three decades and lately help shared talent strategy fro the News Division, died today from the COVID-19 coronavirus in a New York hospital. She had been on medical leave for an unrelated matter since the last week in February.”
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) March 29, 2020