Mara Schiavocampo
Mara Schiavocampo is an ABC News correspondent who reports for all ABC News programs and platforms. Prior to joining ABC News in February 2014, Mara was a correspondent for NBC News as well as the anchor of “Early Today” on the NBC network and “First Look” on MSNBC. An Emmy Award-winning journalist, Mara has covered nearly every major news story of the last decade, including the Boston Marathon bombing, Hurricane Sandy, the Occupy Wall Street protests, the Gulf oil spill, the Haitian earthquake.

In addition to winning an Emmy for her coverage of the 2008 Presidential election, Mara earned a National Association of Black Journalists’ Emerging Journalist of the Year Award (the only broadcast journalist ever honored), an astounding seven Telly Awards, and a NY State Broadcasters Association Award for Outstanding Hard News.

Mara holds dual Italian-American citizenship and has traveled extensively, residing for a time in Somalia, Italy, and the Philippines. Mara speaks fluent Italian, and functional Spanish and French. She received her Bachelor’s degree with honors from the UCLA, and earned a Master’s in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Maryland. Mara is a longtime member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She lives in Harlem with her husband, daughter, and their rescue dog.