Maria Dorfner is an award-winning health journalist and CEO of NewsMD Communications, LLC. Maria's original programs and segments have aired on NBC, Discovery Health, CNBC, CBS, ABC, FOX and CNN. She is part of CNBC Originals, originally launching the cable network in 1989. She has produced talk shows, reality shows, documentaries, original health and lifestyle programming, specials and news. She graduated Sigma Tau Delta with national English and Political Science Honors from the Dyson School of Arts and Sciences at Pace University and covered health for her college newspaper. She was awarded a Medical Reporting Scholarship from the American Medical Association and an Advanced Writing Scholarship at Columbia University from NBC News. She won an Outstanding Leadership Abilities Award after speaking at her alma mater, and has written/produced videos for and co-hosted charity events to raise funds for hospitals, health causes and communities in need. In 2014, she authored 3 books; one nominated for Columbia University's Pulitzer Prize in non-fiction, and was invited to speak again at her alma maters. In 2015, she joined Good Morning America, the #1 national morning show as a freelance producer, while continuing work on her start-up. She created a health blog and continues to volunteer at several health organizations. She is in Who's Who in American Women.
Hiked Grand Canyon. Helicopter skiid. Certified Scuba Diver. Survived Producer Bootcamp in 1989. Reporter on first reality cop show. One of 4 Producers in Berkshires when John Williams created opening theme music to NBC Nightly News. Petite model for Sak's Fifth Avenue and Lord and Taylor in NYC. Maria's voice has perfect pitch. She has done a tremendous amount of voice-over work.