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Maria Nikias Kline

Maria Nikias Kline develops and manages execution of digital initiatives and programs for CBS Network Specials. Major tentpoles include the GRAMMY Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, The Tony Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors, and more.

Prior to CBS Interactive, Maria graduated with an MBA from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business in May of 2016.

Before pursuing graduate studies, Maria was a producer at ABC Network News for shows including World News with Diane Sawyer, Good Morning America, Nightline and 20/20 from 2011 to 2014. She was nominated for an Emmy in 2014 for Outstanding Coverage of a Breaking News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

Maria received her Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and minor in Entrepreneurship in May of 2011.

Current Job Title

Manager, Content Strategy – Specials


CBS Interactive


Los Angeles, California, United States

Year Graduated


Degree / Major

Broadcast Journalism

Previous Jobs:

Senior Coordinator, Content Strategy, Specials at CBS Interactive
Producer / Associate Producer / Desk Assistant, ABC Network News

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