Dr Maria Boynton

Dr. Maria Boynton

Award Winning Journalist

Dr. Maria Boynton

Dr. Maria Boynton is a recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award which honors those in our nation who exhibit outstanding character, work ethic, and dedication to their communities. 

Dr. Boynton is a member of the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and was also presented Resolutions from both the Georgia State Senate and House of Representatives for her career and community contributions.

Boynton was awarded the 2021 Legacy Visionary Award by the Atlanta Chapter of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC Atlanta). Maria has been named among Atlanta's Top 100 Black Women of Influence by the Atlanta Business League and was honored as an International Trailblazer. She is also a member of the National Kidney Foundation Atlanta Advisory Board.

Maria is a member of the Board of Trustees for Albany State University. She has served as an Executive Board Member of the Albany State University National Alumni Association and as President of the DeKalb County Alumni Chapter of Albany State University. She is the recipient of three Alumnus of the Year awards from the Albany State University National Alumni Association. The organization has also awarded Maria its Community Service Award multiple times.

Boynton has dedicated numerous hours to community service, along with advocating for financial assistance for students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. 

Maria is News Brand Manager & Public Affairs Director for Audacy Atlanta, formerly Entercom and CBS Radio Atlanta. In that role, Maria supervises the news and traffic reporters. She is also the Morning News Anchor for V103 and WAOK and the host of the Public Affairs program “Atlanta Up Close with Dr. Maria Boynton” which is broadcast and streamed on V103, WAOK, Star 94.1, and 92.9 The Game.

Maria joined Audacy following two decades of covering presidential campaigns, more than a decade at CNN, and after working in some of the country’s major media and broadcast markets, including New York City. Boynton produces, edits, and anchors the long-form segments for the Public Affairs programming on the Audacy Atlanta radio stations.

As a professional journalist, Boynton is currently featured in the true crime series Real Murders of Atlanta on the Oxygen and Peacock Networks.

Maria’s video interview with former Congressman and Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall about the “Decriminalization of Marijuana” was featured on Essence.com. The Nancy Grace program “Crime Stories" on SiriusXM utilized Maria as a reporter.

Among Boynton’s other honors are two Peabody Awards and two DuPont Awards for collaborative efforts. She also has a number of Associated Press awards from Georgia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. 

Maria received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Albany State University and holds a Doctor (H) of Philosophy and Humane Letters degree from Trinity International University of Ambassadors. 
A Speech and Theater major while at Albany State, Boynton's talents are displayed in the upcoming series Oscarville, the Netflix documentary “Seeing Allred", in “Karen” the movie, and in Stepp Stewart’s production of Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize winner “’night, Mother”. 

Maria is a frequent MC/Host for charity events including the Lupus Foundation of America-Georgia Chapter, the National Kidney Foundation, and the American Cancer Society.

Maria is a member of the Marietta-Roswell (GA) Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.