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
Idaho Gov. Brad Little
Otto Kitsinger / APPolitics

Idaho's Lt. Governor Running Against Incumbent Governor

Officials and anti-child-marriage protesters
Hans Pennink / APU.S.

Understanding Child Marriage In The U.S.

Montana Sen. Steve Daines
Tom Williams / APWorld

Is Putin A Terrorist? The First U.S. Senator To Visit Ukraine Says Yes

Global Citizen's website to support Ukraine,

Global Citizen Hosts Social Media Rally, Pledging Summit For Ukraine

Shanghai residents wearing face masks talk to a health worker
Andy Wong / APScience and Health

Shanghai Lockdown Extended As COVID Cases Rise

A blood donor
Chris Carlson / APScience and Health

COVID Is Drawing Out A U.S. Blood Shortage

Fire is shown in a forest.
NewsyScience and Health

Understanding The Fire Paradox: Why We Need Fire To Prevent Fire

A woman wears a virtual reality headset.
Mark Schiefelbein / APTech

Harassment Still Exists In The Metaverse, Even For Kids

Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart speaks at a press conference on the PACT Act to benefit burn pit victims
Mariam Zuhaib / APU.S.

Lawmakers Push For Expanded Health Care For Vets Exposed To Burn Pits

Actor Will Smith and his wife, actress Jada Pinkett-Smith
Jordan Strauss / Invision / APScience and Health

All About Alopecia After Chris Rock's Joke About Jada Pinkett Smith

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady.
Mark LoMoglio / APSports

Tom Brady Returning For A 23rd NFL Season

An active wildland fire
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service / APScience and Health

Changing The Approach To Address Wildfires

Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden talks with his son U.S. Army Capt. Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III
Khalid Mohammed, Pool, File / APU.S.

Biden Visits Texas To Push Health Care For Vets Exposed To Burn Pits

Sam Schmidt working with a physical therapy patient at Alpine Physical Therapy
Eric Gaylord / NewsyU.S.

Montana Business Owner Rallies Community During Height Of Pandemic

Yellowstone National Park welcome sign
NPS/Jacob W. FrankU.S.

Reflecting On Yellowstone's History As Park Turns 150 Years Old

A man checks the markets as TV shows stocks after Ukraine invasion.
New York Stock Exchange / APWorld

Russia, Ukraine War Could Have Wider Economic Implications

Hand sanitizer, wipes, and surgical masks rest on a desk in a fourth-grade classroom
Ted S. Warren / APU.S.

Washington School District Votes To Defy Statewide Mask Mandate

Customers eating at the Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia
Matt Rourke / APScience and Health

More Virus Rules Fall As CDC Hints At Better Times Ahead

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy
Mary Altaffer / APU.S.

New Jersey Governor Ends School Mask Mandate

People look at bottles of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Ng Han Guan / APScience and Health

MRNA Vaccine Research Brings Hope In Fight Against Cancer

Oxycodone pills are shown on a table.
Keith Srakocic / APScience and Health

Study: More Than 1 Million People Will Die From Opioids In This Decade

A Marine at a burn pit
DVIDS / CPL. Samuel CorumPolitics

Legislation To Address Issues For Veterans Exposed To Toxic Burn Pits

People donate blood during a Red Cross blood drive.
Ross D. Franklin / APScience and Health

Critical Blood Supply Shortage Creates Concern For Laboring Moms

A pregnant woman wearing a face mask and gloves holds her belly.
APScience and Health

New Study Confirms Higher Risks In Unvaccinated Pregnant Women

Student art against coronavirus
NewsyScience and Health

Vaccine Access For Kids In Rural America Is A Struggle

Attorney General Merrick Garland
Carolyn Kaster / APU.S.

Attorney General Vows Accountability For Anyone Responsible For Jan. 6

A person takes a COVID-19 test at mobile testing site
Yuki Iwamura / APScience and Health

Scientists Racing To Learn New Details About Omicron Variant

A registered nurse administers a COVID-19 vaccine
John Locher / APScience and Health

Health Officials Urge People To Get Boosters Ahead Of Holidays

A nurse puts on a protective gown before entering the room of a COVID-19 patient
Aaron Lavinsky / Star Tribune / APScience and Health

Experts Warn About Surge In COVID-19 Cases

People walking with luggage in an airport
NewsyScience and Health

Health Experts Warn Of COVID Surge After Holidays