Mariana joined KION News Channel 5/46 in December 2014. She comes to the Central Coast from Seattle, where she worked at a local TV station for nearly four years.
Born and raised on Maui, Mariana decided island life wasn't for her, So she went to school on the mainland and graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno. While working in Reno, Mariana met her future husband, Scott. Together they left for the Emerald City in 2011. They welcomed their son, Sean, in 2013.
After four years, Mariana wanted to see more sunshine and be closer to her husband's family in Reno. She and her family, including Bella the pug and Oliver the maltipoo, live in Morgan Hill.
She likes to take her son on new adventures, do crafts with him and try new recipes in the kitchen.