Maria Osnaya

Maria Osnaya



Maria Osnaya (oh-SNAH-yah) is your neighborhood news reporter for South Omaha.

She is Midwesterner from Ohio who grew up in the Metropolitan Dayton area. Having roots from Mexico, Maria speaks conversational Spanish.

Prior to joining the KMTV 3 News Now team, Maria studied Communications, Journalism, and Digital News Broadcasting at the University of Cincinnati. During her time at U of Cincy, go bearcats, Maria was vice president of Latinx en Accion, chair on resident hall associations, and wrote for Bearcast Media, a student-run publication.

In her final semester of college, Maria interned at WPEC CBS 12 in West Palm Beach, Florida, covering politics, hurricanes, and the Miami Dolphins. Now, she is excited to tell the authentic stories in South Omaha.

When she's not reporting, Maria enjoys reading, binging series, exploring the community, and playing with her golden doodle puppy, Toby.

If you have a story idea connected to South Omaha, feel free to email Maria at

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