This ‘Good Day LA’ Meteorologist Drops Some Serious Career Inspo That all Women Need to Hear

Who Runs the World?

Written By: Traci Carter Holsey
Photographed By: Jared Schlachet and Joe Magnani Maria Quiban

The Smarty Pants
Expert: Maria Quiban
Credentials: Meteorologist, “Good Day LA”

Keep Dreaming

“Don’t let anyone tell you that your idea or your business isn’t worth doing or is unattainable. When I was younger, I was talking about a career on television and a couple of people tried to talk me out of it….But I wanted to be someone that I saw on TV who made people smile each day, who gave valuable information and so I kept pursuing it.”


Spread the Love

“Be unafraid to tell people what you love and enjoy and what you want to do. Telling people your dreams is so important. You cannot be ashamed of what you want because you never know who you’re going to meet that’s going to help you realize those dreams.”


Build Your #Squad

“I think it’s so important to have a support group, whether it’s personally or professionally. I think people forget that. It’s finding like-minded people [and] also people who share the same outlook that you do on life. I’m a very positive person and I like surrounding myself with successful, positive and professional collaborative people.”


Know Your Worth

The competition is huge in our business, especially here in LA. I have to realize that I know my worth and value as an individual. It’s not a greater or better value than anyone else, but a unique value.”



“I’ve been told that I’ve been bossy, but as a woman and as a minority woman, I like to think of myself as opinionated and a ‘take control’ kind of person. I’m very solution-oriented. I credit my parents and grandparents for that.”

Maria in Three Traits:


Brain Game: Maria earned a BS in meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Native Knowledge: Dedicated fans watch Quiban’s broadcasts not only for her weather reports, but her style as well. Views have reached out to let her know they tune in to see what she’s wearing!

Photoshoot Location:
Fox Los Angeles
1999 S Bundy Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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