Former Managing Editor, News
As the news department's Managing Editor, Marianne covers a wide variety of topics, including politics, the economy and social issues. She also anchors Morning Edition and All Things Considered from time to time and produces stories for Capital Public Radio's documentary series, The View From Here.
Marianne was Capital Public Radio's Capitol Bureau Chief for six years, mostly during the Schwarzenegger Administration. That job included working as a daily government reporter as well as running the station's political news service, the Capital Public Radio Network. Under Marianne's leadership, the network grew to one of the largest in the state, reaching about two million listeners a week on more than 50 public radio stations in California, Oregon and Nevada. One of Marianne's fondest memories of that time was an interview with Governor Schwarzenegger in his infamous cigar tent on the Capitol grounds. And yes, he smoked during the interview.
Marianne has won numerous awards for her work, including an Edward R. Murrow and two California Journalism Awards. She's also been honored by the Associated Press, Public Radio News Directors Incorporated and the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors. She was also a panelist for the 2010 gubernatorial debate, organized by Capital Public Radio, KCRA TV and the Sacramento Bee, which was nominated for an Emmy award.
Marianne has been working as a broadcast journalist for more than 15 years. Most of that has been in public radio, including stations WMUB in Oxford, Ohio and WOUB in Athens, Ohio. She's also dabbled in commercial radio and television. Additionally, she spent time living and working in both Berlin and Cologne, Germany, producing long-form stories for national broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
Aside from public radio, Marianne's other passions include traveling with her husband Richard and their son and Golden Retriever as well as kayaking, photography and cooking.
October 24, 2014
It's shaping up to be a wet and windy weekend in the Sacramento region.
October 17, 2014
On this week's chat with the Sacramento Business Journal, Sonya Sorich discusses mixed-use projects in the region and the hiring wave at local law firm Downey Brand.
October 15, 2014
The Sacramento region's morning commute is a soggy one Wednesday.
October 6, 2014
Crews continue mop-up work for the King Fire, which has burned 97,717 acres and is 98 percent contained.
October 6, 2014
The hot weather will be in the Sacramento region for a few more days, but some relief is on the way.
September 29, 2014
UPDATE: 7:50 P.M. - Fire containment now at 92 percent. The cooler, rainy weather over the weekend helped crews make even more progress toward taming the huge King Fire burning in a heavily forested region 60 miles east of Sacramento.
September 26, 2014
Some big changes are coming to what's left of the Downtown Plaza as the arena project moves forward. Some business owners in the western end of the mall are complaining they may not be able to stay open, as originally planned.
September 23, 2014
Significant closures on Interstate 80 begins Tuesday night in Placer County.
September 22, 2014
Thunderstorms and increased humidity helped to moderate the King Fire burning in El Dorado and Placer counties through the weekend. The fire has now charred 87,592 acres and is 18 percent contained.
September 20, 2014
King Fire in El Dorado and Placer counties grew slightly Saturday as weather helped firefighting efforts.