Maritsa Georgiou

Maritsa Georgiou

Maritsa Georgiou

National Correspondent

Maritsa Georgiou joined Scripps News after years as an anchor at NBC Montana where she specialized in COVID-19, politics and wildfire coverage. She’s most widely known for her reporting on the planned removal of USPS blue collection boxes before the 2020 election, which earned her the 2021 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism. The Montana Broadcasters Association awarded her the 2019 E.B. Craney award for Television Broadcaster of the Year. Maritsa grew up in Minneapolis, where her late grandfather still holds a Nielsen ratings record for a local weather forecast. Favorite things include travel, coffee, Flathead Lake, Disney parks, Brandi Carlile and spending hours buried in a good book. She lives in Missoula with her husband, their son and two rotten dogs.

Recent Work
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus ringmaster Kristen Michelle Wilson, center right, hugs a member of the crew.

The return of 'The Greatest Show on Earth'

A collage of artworks

Artwork believed stolen during the Holocaust seized by authorities

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Veteran suicide prevention project helps recognize signs of trouble

AI powered hearing aid

Thanks to AI, hearing aids offer translation, other high-tech features

A woman sitting outside her Continest home.

Nonprofit offers temporary housing for displaced Maui residents

A general view of the aftermath of a devastating wildfire in Lahaina, Hawaii

What is the plan to rebuild Lahaina?

Sign that says "tourists keep out."

Lahaina residents split on welcoming tourists back to the island

Burned trees

Invasive plants may be causing an increase in wildfires

Fire burns a structure.

Wildfire risk is everywhere, and experts say the risk is getting worse

Jon Stewart speaking out at PACT Act press conference.

A deadline for veterans to receive PACT Act benefits is approaching

Moral mushrooms

New report sheds light on deaths from morel mushrooms

Man on a boat

Lowering Montana lake stresses tourism, energy production

Braves pitcher throwing the ball

Triple-A baseball tests robot umps with eye on MLB

A drag performer by the name of Champagne Monroe reads the children's book "Rainbow Fish."

LGBTQ+ advocates, businesses sue Montana over Drag Story Hour ban

The offices of Seattle-based TomboyX clothing company.

LGBTQ+-owned clothing company aims to serve across the gender spectrum

Jeffrey Epstein

How did Jeffrey Epstein die? Still no answers from DOJ OIG

Image of Marc Fogel, detained in Russia.

US House shows unanimous support for imprisoned American teacher

Cereal boxes

What is shrinkflation?

Jeffrey Epstein

New documents detail weeks leading up to Jeffrey Epstein's death

Actor Tom Hanks delivers a commencement address at Harvard University.

What's the deal with celebrity commencement speeches?

A security guard stands outside the Nordstrom store

Why is there an increase in shoplifting nationwide?

Transgender Rights America's Divide.

Scripps News poll: Americans largely support restricting trans rights

Rep. Zooey Zephyr poses for a photo at the Montana State Capitol

Next step for transgender-related laws: Court

Montana Democratic Rep. Zooey Zephyr

Montana House votes to ban transgender representative from House floor

Montana Democratic Rep. Zooey Zephyr hoists a microphone into the air.

Montana transgender lawmaker silenced again as backers erupt

A man walks past rows of crosses after a ceremony to mark U.S. Veterans Day

VA spreads awareness of underused cemetery benefit

A fire burns in a home destroyed by the Marshall Wildfire.

Fire researchers are highlighting the human role in wildfires

Shoppers pick out items at a grocery store in Glenview, Ill.

Hunger advocates: Military families still facing food insecurity

A U.S. Air Force installation surrounded by farmland in central Montana is shown.

Balloon incident may hit China's ability to invest in US agriculture

Nicole Mann is pictured on the International Space Station.

First Native American woman in space talks to reservation's students