|Born||Maria T. Aviso
October 28, 1970
Cebu City, Philippines
|Education||B.S. Mississippi State University|
|Children||Desmond 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 and later studied journalism at the University of Hawaii. She worked for the local NBC affiliate KHNL in Honolulu 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.
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.
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. Her third husband, Sean Whitesell, died of glioblastoma multiforme on December 28, 2015. They had one son, Gus Whitesell (born 2010).
- Honolulu Star Bulletin: "Former KHNL anchor takes on new roles in L.A." September 28, 2002
- Honolulu Star Bulletin: "Hawaii: Rodman, Electra a flashy twosome" by Dave Donnelly September 20, 1999
- "Maria Quiban's Personal Story To Raise Awareness For Glioblastoma", by Maria Quiban and Jeffrey Thomas DeSocio, FOX11 News
- Fox News LA: "Welcome back Maria Quiban!" by Jeffrey Thomas DeSocio March 23 2016
- Fox News LA: "Midday Sunday: Raising awareness for glioblastoma" September 04, 2016
- Variety Magazine: "Sean Whitesell, Producer for ‘Oz,’ ‘House,’ ‘The Killing,’ Dies at 52" by Carmel Dagan December 31, 2015