Maya Rodriguez

Maya Rodriguez

Maya Rodriguez

National Correspondent

Maya Rodriguez is a national correspondent based in Washington, D.C., but travels extensively covering stories of interest. She was previously a Miami-based correspondent for NBC News and has reported for local TV stations in Denver, New Orleans, Fort Myers, FL and Amarillo, TX. A New York City native, Rodriguez holds a master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree from Florida International University in Miami. She is of Dominican and Slovak descent and speaks Spanish and French.

Recent Work
Headstones at the former site of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania.

Focus renews on Native American children buried at boarding schools

Paul Veneto pushing "Paulie's Push" airline cart in honor of airline workers who died on 9/11.

'Paulie's Push' honors airline crews lost on 9/11

A syringe containing the flu vaccine is prepared for injection.

Nationwide research looks to figure out how to stop spread of flu

Virginia Tech University researcher works in a lab where they transform food waste into biodegradable plastic.

Researchers turning food waste into biodegradable plastic

Row of tiny homes at the Farm at Penny Lane.

Unique tiny homes village aims to help people facing mental illness

Beagle with a protective cone around its head.

New bill in Congress seeks to expand DOJ powers in animal abuse cases

Patch of dead crop from saltwater intrusion.

Rising sea levels put coastal farms at risk from saltwater intrusion

Computer monitoring traffic

AI playing increasing role in managing traffic on nation's roads

A vertical farm inside what used to be an office building.

Indoor vertical farms take root in cities with empty office space

A bird rests on an artificial island.

Could artificial islands be the key to saving some endangered birds?

A United Airlines jet taking off

Solving the airline pilot shortage may require multiple solutions

University of Georgia students working on an organic farm.

New study seeks to help traditional farms transition to organic

A wildfire sensor mounted on a utility pole.

Sensors can detect wildfires early, alert authorities to stop blaze

Car navigates a safety training course.

New $1 million auto testing track may help improve vehicle safety

LGBTQ counter-protesters waving pride flags

Schools for LGBTQ+ students aim to create 'safe space'

The remains of a coat and boots in the mud on the sea bed near the Titanic's stern.

Search continues for missing craft with tourists exploring Titanic

Child holding a sock puppet.

'Feel Your Best Self' puppets help kids understand, express feelings

Nick Ferenchak, director of the Center for Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety, using a virtual reality training simulator.

Researchers look to AI to reduce pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities

Dev Shah, 14, from Largo, Florida, wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Dev Shah, an 8th grader, wins the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Spelling Bee finalist Sarah Fernandes

Spelling Bee finalists zip into the final night of competition

Dhruv Subramanian at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Spelling Bee buzzes into the quarterfinals round

Spelling bee contestant Brihasa Weduru.

Spelling Bee contestants show off their talents beyond the bee

Corrie Loeffler, the Spelling Bee's new executive director.

Behind the scenes at the Scripps National Spelling Bee

13-year-old Lila Rechel sits on her back porch with lemonade

Spellers bring their own buzz to Scripps National Spelling Bee

Detained American Emad Sharghi in a family photo

Griner's detention shines light on other Americans wrongfully detained

A house in Arlington, Virginia

Can controversial zoning changes tackle affordable housing issues?

A sign announcing a house for sale is posted outside a single family home.

New class tackles bias, diversity in real estate appraisal industry

A colored symbol for autism, interlocking puzzle pieces

New Ph.D. program in autism could help spur new research

A Bowie State University student works on tech training on a laptop

HBCU creates internship program to help diversify tech industry

A body of water in Hastings, Nebraska.

Uranium found in half of America's public water systems, study finds