Mariah Harrison is the traffic reporter on Good Day Tampa Bay. She joined the Good Day team in the studio after two years as a reporter with FOX 13.
Mariah came to the Sunshine State from the Great Lakes State, Michigan. She graduated from Central Michigan University, where she studied broadcast and cinematic arts, French, and Spanish.
While finishing her senior year, Mariah was promoted from intern to weekend morning producer at ABC 12 News in Flint. Less than a year later she was offered a reporter position at WLNS TV6 in Lansing, Michigan’s Capital City. Within a year and a half, Mariah worked her way from part time producer/reporter to weekend morning anchor.
Mariah spent over three years in Lansing, giving a voice to the under-privileged and following political news affecting the entire state.
She was awarded by the Associated Press and Michigan Association of Broadcasters for her series on an apartment complex left in legal limbo where low-income tenants were choosing to sleep in the parking lot rather than their bug-ridden units. Her series on the Lansing School District helped spark a Title IX investigation by the Department of Education after two young female students were suspended after reporting their sexual assaults to their principal.
Mariah is deeply ingrained in her community, volunteering her time to speak with both high school and college students about career choices while emceeing numerous charitable events. She has served on the board of directors for the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate.
Mariah loves camping, photography, reading fiction novels, and attending music festivals, and can always be found listening to the latest episodes of her favorite podcasts.
Virtual assignments and video lectures have been the norm for Florida students since schools closed in late March. School officials, at the state level, are asking for feedback on how to move forward with plans for summer and the upcoming fall semester.
City Council members in Tampa are including residents in the search for a solution to speeding concerns on Bayshore Boulevard. They've called a special meeting to broach the topic Thursday morning. Residents are invited to tune in virtually, and make their comments.
Flying in a post-quarantine world will most likely require face masks for the foreseeable future.
Crews with the Florida Department of Transportation plan a double-night lane closure near the north end of the Howard Frankland Bridge beginning next week.
Driving on local roads and highways is a different experience these days, with significantly less traffic and more construction.
New data has revealed just how bad the coronavirus crisis has become at long-term care facilities.
Public boat ramps in Manatee County reopened Monday, but commissioners said if boaters fail to follow social distance guidelines, they’re prepared to close them again.
Florida’s graduating seniors, and their guardians or parents, are realizing that crossing a stage to collect a diploma in May is possibly not an option under social distancing guidelines.
Advocacy group Walk Bike Tampa penned an open letter to Mayor Castor over the weekend calling for “Open Streets” on Bayshore, closing lanes on one or both sides of the roadway.
A local man is hitting the pavement on the Courtney Campbell Causeway as a way to say "thank you" to first responders and essential workers.