Marie Saavedra joined News 8 in August of 2013 as a general assignment reporter, and loves living and telling stories in North Texas.
Born and raised in Chicago, Marie moved south for college to the Missouri School of Journalism. While finishing her degree, she anchored and reported for the University-owned NBC affiliate, KOMU.
After graduation, she joined KYTV, the NBC affiliate in Springfield, Mo as a reporter and 5 p.m. anchor. During her time in the Ozarks, she covered the EF-5 tornado that hit nearby Joplin, Mo. Marie won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her reports on a veteran who committed suicide after his case was mishandled at a regional VA hospital.
From there, she headed west to Phoenix to report and anchor weekends for independent station KTVK. She covered a range of stories including immigration, dust storms, and the tragic loss of 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew on Yarnell Hill.
Now in North Texas, Marie looks forward to reporting what’s important, captures interest and inspires! She welcomes your ideas for stories and insider tips to life in DFW. Drop her a line on Twitter, Facebook, or send an email!