Award-winning journalist Maureen Naylor is a reporter and fill-in anchor for KTVU Channel 2 News.
The Bay Area native joined the news team as a reporter for the South Bay Bureau in 2008. The seed to work here was planted almost two decades earlier when the Loma Prieta Earthquake struck. After watching the television coverage in 1989, Maureen knew she wanted to report on history as it happens.
Prior to KTVU, Maureen worked for KFSN in Fresno where she anchored the weekend evening newscasts and reported on a range of topics, including the 2005 flooding in Yosemite and a destructive freeze on citrus crops. She started her broadcasting career as a reporter at KCOY in Santa Maria, and moved to Chico where she became the morning anchor and ultimately the evening anchor for KHSL & KNVN.
Naylor won an AP Mark Twain award and an Emmy nomination last year for her story of an Oakland football coach and the funeral home field trip he takes his players on to keep them off the streets. Maureen also won an Emmy with her station for reporting on thousands of immigration activists and their historic marched to Fresno City Hall.
Some of the her most memorable stories include weeks spent covering devastating wildfires from the Santa Cruz Mountains to Santa Barbara. She also was inside Oracle Arena to cover the funeral of four Oakland Police Officers killed in the department’s worst loss in history. Naylor extensively covered the search for Sandra Cantu. She was in Tracy the day the search began, there the day it ended, and in court as Melissa Huckabee answered to charges.
Maureen attended St. Francis High School in Mountain View, where she was involved in student government all four years, served as ASB President and was voted "Woman of the Year” in her graduating class.
She attended UC Davis and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where she graduated with a double major in Journalism and History. She served as co-captain for her college lacrosse team, learned to speak Spanish while studying in Spain, and got her start in broadcasting thanks to Cal Poly Television.
Coming to KTVU Channel 2 has been a homecoming for Maureen, who grew up in Sunnyvale and is grateful to be around her many family members and friends here in the Bay Area.