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Maria Quiban

Maria Quiban (born October 28, 1970) is a weather anchor for KTTV in Los Angeles, California.

Maria Quiban
Maria T. Aviso

(1970-10-28) October 28, 1970 (age 48)
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationB.S. Mississippi State University
OccupationWeather anchor
Years active1991-present
EmployerKTTV/KCOP-TV 2000–present
ChildrenDesmond Quiban (b. 1987)
Gus Whitesell (b. 2010)



Quiban was born Maria T. Aviso in Cebu City, Philippines. At the age of 9, her family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii where she attended Aiea High School[1] and later studied journalism at the University of Hawaii. She worked for the local NBC affiliate KHNL in Honolulu[1] before moving in 1998 to Los Angeles to work as the weather anchor for the Orange County Newschannel. In 2000, she accepted employment as the weather anchor for KTTV. In 2005, she earned a B.S. in meteorology from Mississippi State University via correspondence courses.[1]

Quiban has appeared in numerous television shows and films playing a reporter including Bruce Almighty, Cold Case, Everybody Hates Chris and Criminal Minds. She played the role of a murder victim in the film Blood Work.[1]


Quiban has been married three times. While a teenager in Honolulu, she married her first husband; they had one child, Desmond Quiban (born 1987). On September 9, 1999, she married her second husband, Brian Messner.[2] Her third husband, Sean Whitesell, died of glioblastoma multiforme on December 28, 2015.[3][4][5] They had one son, Gus Whitesell (born 2010).[6]


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