Mara Schiavocampo is an ABC News correspondent based in New York. She reports for all ABC News programs and platforms.
Prior to joining ABC News in February 2014, Mara was a correspondent for NBC News as well as the anchor of “Early Today” on the NBC network and “First Look” on MSNBC.
A two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, Mara has covered nearly every major news story of the last decade, including the Boston Marathon bombing, Hurricane Sandy, the Occupy Wall Street protests, the Gulf oil spill, the Haitian earthquake and the 2008 Presidential election.
Mara has received numerous accolades and awards, including an Emmy Award for her coverage of the 2008 Presidential election, the National Association of Black Journalists’ Emerging Journalist of the Year Award (the only broadcast journalist ever honored), an astounding seven Telly Awards, and a NY State Broadcasters Association Award for Outstanding Hard News.
Before joining NBC News, Mara worked as an international contributor and commentator for numerous news outlets and websites, including Current TV, Yahoo!, NPR, Ebony magazine, UPTOWN magazine and more. Mara started her career in broadcast journalism at ABC News as a desk assistant at ABC News Radio in 2001 and a producer for “ABC News Now” in 2004.
Mara has a multi-cultural background. She holds dual Italian-American citizenship and has traveled extensively, residing for a time in Somalia, Italy and the Philippines. Mara speaks fluent Italian, and functional Spanish and French.
Mara received her Bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of California at Los Angeles, and went on to earn a Master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Maryland.
Mara is a longtime member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She lives in Harlem with her husband, daughter, and their rescue dog.