When they inevitably asked why they should hire me, I gave them 2 reasons: my family is here and I'd rather be dipped in a vat of hot oil than embarrass them and what happens here matters to me, it's not just another story.That was 2004 and after my first week, Devin Scillian looked at me and said "it's like you've always been here".
I graduated from the Detroit Country Day School--Go Yellowjackets! And went on to get my degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs from Miami University in Oxford, OH. I then started working my way up the ladder in TV with stops at WLNS in Lansing, WRIC in Richmond, VA and WITI in Milwaukee, WI. I won a slew of awards along the way.People ask me about my first name all the time. Mara is a Latvian name. She's a goddess in Latvian mythology. Not a surprising pick since my dad is an immigrant from Latvia. If you ever see us out and about and hear an unfamiliar language, we're speaking Latvian.