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.
The Hillsborough County Public Libraries is inviting others to use their resources to discover books and movies about Black history, as well as creative works by history-makers.
County officials are now breaking ground on a new project to connect three major routes, and eventually ease traffic on Big Bend Road: U.S. Highway 41, Interstate 75, and U.S. Highway 301.
With the Super Bowl this weekend, city officials have announced street closures for parts of Tampa.
Pinellas County and Dunedin leaders are hopeful that the public will help fill a $2 million gap to meet the Douglas Hackworth estate’s asking price of $10 million.
As the Bay Area population booms, road construction crews are staying busy. Here’s a look at some of the biggest projects on our roadways in 2021.
Due to a decrease in revenue, FDOT will be pushing back the I-275-Westshore interchange project by two years.
The Bolts start their series against the New York Islanders in the Eastern Conference Final. Even though fans are watching from a distance this year, that doesn't mean they have to lose the playoff experience.
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.