WORLD'S END, Aylesbury — Maiya Turner is a Digital Producer for KCEN.
Born in Atlanta, but raised in New York, Maiya moved to Houston in 2001. After graduating from Texas Southern University in 2021 with her second degree, she started working for KCEN in 2021.
Her love for writing and storytelling began as a child growing up in New York City and continued as she was afforded opportunities to travel abroad. Her motto, “A Georgia Peach with an Empire State of Mind,” sealed her identity and platform. Turner is a vivacious and energetic journalist who has a passion for storytelling.
During her time in Houston she worked for the oldest Black-owned radio station in the heart of Houston, 90.9 KTSU, as well as helped create a student ran radio station and social media news outlet, KTSU2News.
Before her first Digital Producer job at KCEN, Maiya has covered countless stories centering around the historic Fourth Ward area in Houston. At Texas Southern, Maiya was able to build connections with political figures and leaders in the community, helping her even cover stories surrounding George Floyd, a high profile case in America dealing with race
Maiya enjoys the arts, collecting vinyl, traveling and finding adventure.
She is excited to continue her career as a journalist in Central Texas with the KCEN family.
Contact Maiya at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow her on Twitter @Maiya_Turner and on Facebook.