President and General Manager
Maria Barrs joined KXTV-TV in August 2011 as a first-time General Manager after many years as a news manager. A native of San Francisco, she returned to northern California after 17 years in Dallas TX, where she was VP/News Director at KDFW, the FOX owned and operated station.
Maria has also worked as in newsrooms in Redding, Salinas, and St. Louis. Her very first TV job was as a desk assistant at another station in Sacramento.
Maria is a proud graduate of CSU, Chico, and is married with two grown children.