Maureen Bunyan is a veteran television news broadcaster and a primary anchor for ABC7/WJLA-TV. Ms. Bunyan anchors the 6 p.m. weeknight newscasts.
Named a "Washingtonian of the Year" in 1992, Ms. Bunyan has an extensive record of service to the community. She is a founder and board member of the International Women’s Media Foundation, which serves women in the media in 100 countries. She is a founder of the National Association of Black Journalists. She also serves on the National Advisory Board of the Casey Journalism Center on Children & Families, the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital Women’s Advisory Board, the Advisory Committee of Women in Film & Video, and is a board member of Women of Washington.
In recognition of her significant contributions to broadcasting for over 30 years, Ms. Bunyan has been inducted into the "Hall of Fame" of the Washington Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, "The Silver Circle" of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), and the Broadcast Pioneers Club of Washington. She has been awarded seven local Emmys as well as the "Ted Yates Award," given by NATAS to Washington, D.C. news broadcasters who are leaders in the profession. She was named "Journalist of the Year" by the National Association of Black Journalists. She received the annual "Immigrant Achievement Award" from the American Immigration Law Foundation in 2002.
Ms. Bunyan attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Columbia University School of Journalism, and holds a Master's Degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Education.
She was born in Aruba and grew up in Southeastern Wisconsin. She is of Guyanese descent.