Maria Milito has been heard on the New York radio and television airwaves for over twenty years. Whether you’re in the Tri-State area listening to Q104.3, New York’s Classic Rock Station or traveling nationwide, one might find it difficult to escape her signature voice as a host on Clear Channel Radio’s Classic Rock network. A top rated New York air personality and the voice of Time Warner Cable’s all-news channel, NY1, Maria was a regular contributor on MSNBC’s Countdown with Keith Olbermann. She also serves as a guest host of NY1’s interactive show, The Call. In 2011, Maria added author to her list of credits with the publishing of “Clarice and Friends…How They Helped Mend the Hole in My Heart,” a collection of emails from her listeners sent to her when her beloved 16 year old pug Clarice passed away.
An animal advocate and volunteer for Animal Care & Control of NYC, North Shore Animal League and dozens of other area groups, Maria has been honored by the SPCA of Westchester and Stray From The Heart for her avid support of animal welfare and adoption facilities.
Maria can often be found hosting animal fundraisers and charity events including the American Cancer Society’s Bark For Life; Top Hat & Tails to benefit the SPCA of Westchester; St. Barnabas Hospice and Palliative Care Center’s October Tails and the Canine Cotillion to benefit St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in Morristown, NJ.
During Super Storm Sandy that affected the Tri-State area, Maria used her airwaves and social media feeds to connect thousands of pet owners with the resources needed to make it through the disaster. Recently, Maria rescued Fredo, a black lab mix from Mississippi, who is acclimating nicely to his new home in the big city.