Mary Calvi

Mary Calvi (born June 11, 1969) is an American television journalist and author of Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love. Her research is profiled in the Smithsonian Channel documentary, "George Washington's Secret Love." She is the co-anchor of the daily morning and noon news broadcasts at WCBS-TV in New York City and is the weekend anchor for the syndicated newsmagazine Inside Edition. Over the course of her career, Calvi has won twelve New York Emmy Awards.

Mary Calvi
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Born (1969-06-11) June 11, 1969 (age 51)
OccupationJournalist and Author
Alma materSyracuse University (BA)
SpouseMike Spano

Early life and educationEdit

Calvi was born and raised in Westchester County, New York.[1] She graduated magna cum laude with a degree in broadcast journalism from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University in June 1989.[2]


Calvi began her career at a New York radio station as a news anchor and reporter.

She then served as news anchor and assistant news director for the News 12 Networks in Westchester, which operates seven regional cable-television news channels in the New York metropolitan area.

In March 2002, Calvi joined WCBS — a local broadcast-television station located in New York City, New York, and the flagship station of the CBS broadcast-television network — where she is a news anchor.

Her novel, Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love is published by St. Martin's Press along with an award-winning audio book of the same name.

Calvi is the recipient of twelve Emmy Awards,[3] including for her breaking-news reportage of the "Miracle on the Hudson", the 2009 emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549. She has also received Emmy Award nominations in the "breaking news" and "special reports" categories.

Appearance in popular cultureEdit

The Smithsonian Channel documentary film "George Washington's Secret Love" (2021), features Calvi's journey into discovering a never-before-known story of George Washington and his first love, Mary Philipse. The HBO documentary film Indian Point: Imagining the Unimaginable (2004), directed by Rory Kennedy, features several video clips of Calvi anchoring the news.

Personal lifeEdit

Calvi has three children with her husband, Mike Spano, who was elected mayor of Yonkers, New York, in 2011.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ "Mary Calvi". Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  2. ^ "Mike Spano and Mary Calvi find the time | WAG MAGAZINE". Retrieved 2020-02-20.
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  4. ^ New York Times: "Spano Says He Heeds Siren Call of Family Life" By KIRK SEMPLE July 25, 2004
  5. ^ Semple, Kirk (2004-07-25). "Spano Says He Heeds Siren Call of Family Life". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-02-20.
  6. ^ YV_Admin (2019-01-29). "Conversation with Mary Calvi". Yonkers Voice. Retrieved 2020-02-20.

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