Mariah Harrison is an award-winning multi-media journalist and reporter for FOX 13. She joined the FOX 13 news team in January 2018.
Mariah comes 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.
Monday is a day to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
An early morning shooting outside of a Tampa auto parts store sent two people to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, Tampa police said.
A house fire in Belleair Bluffs turned deadly, officials said Monday morning.
The Tampa Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Sunday morning.
What marked a place of tragedy along Bayshore Boulevard days ago, now marks a place of hope.
The governor of Florida may decide whether the state will execute a man who was sentenced to die for the murder of a teen girl – but another inmate has since confessed to the crime.
A rash of vehicle crashes into bay-area businesses is raising concerns and a volunteer organization that tracks statistics said it happens more in Florida than in most other states.
A woman visiting from Michigan is dead, and a Hillsborough County deputy is on leave, after a deadly crash near Seffner early Saturday morning.
Millions of people are rushing in and out of stores and post offices to make sure their presents get to their destinations on time.
Parents of some Hillsborough County schools have said a proposal by the school district could separate friends, take kids from teachers they love, and change the routines for thousands of families.