Mackenzie Maynard is happy to be joining the NBC 7 team as a reporter in San Diego. Hailing all the way from Massachusetts, she is certainly soaking up the sun we get year round.
From the Boston Baked Bean to America’s Finest City, she up and followed her dreams of becoming a news reporter, graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a double major in Communications and Journalism and a minor in Political Science.
Before reporting for NBC 7 in San Diego, Mackenzie was the weekend evening anchor/producer, reporter and fill-in weather for the NBC affiliate in Kennewick, Washington.
Her love for public speaking sparked when she was Miss Massachusetts, traveling the state and talking with large groups of students during her year of service. She decided to pursue broadcasting, double majoring in Communications and Journalism at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and minoring in Political Science.
Mackenzie’s favorite part of the job is getting to know the community and being able to share their stories. She has a passion for the news industry and tries to portray that passion in all of her news stories.
When she’s not reporting in the field, she’s soaking up the San Diego sun with an outside activity or taking pictures for her Facebook and Instagram pages. In fact, if you ever have a story idea she’d love to hear about it so be sure to reach out through social media!