Maranda is the WOTV 4 Women kids and family expert. She hosts a weekly half-hour program, “Where You Live”, which features a combination of information, inspiration and insights for West Michigan parents. The show is taped in communities throughout West Michigan and is about real family life.
“I love the new challenges everyday and connecting people with services they want and need,” said Maranda.
Maranda joined WOOD TV8, WOTV 4 and WXSP TV in January of 2001 as Children and Family Services Manager, but has served the community as an advocate for kids and families for over 20 years. Maranda oversees the development of station projects on-air, online and in our community that target kids and families.
Besides finding Maranda on-air and online, she is in print and on the radio too. Maranda contributes to Regional News in Education Program with The Grand Rapids Press and is the co-author of Maranda’s Guide to Family Fun in West Michigan, a book for parents and children. Maranda also offers weekly family fun updates on STAR 105.7.
Maranda serves on several community advisory boards. These include the John Ball Zoological Society Board of Directors, Wedgewood Christian Services Board of Directors, Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding Board of Directors, Careforce International Advisory Board and is the spokesperson for CampFire Boys and Girls Club Incredible Kid Day.
Maranda is the recipient of three Gracie Allen Awards, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Women in Radio and Television West Michigan Chapter, an Emmy nomination and the Hope College Distinguished Alumni Award and is a 2011 YWCA Tribute! Award winner.