Meet our emcee

We’re thrilled to announce CBS2 Anchor and Reporter, Marie Saavedra, as this year’s Celebration of Courage event emcee. With unwavering enthusiasm, Marie eagerly embraced the role, reflecting her commitment to a better overall community, evident in her impactful work and active involvement in important causes. VIP guests will enjoy an exclusive opportunity to more closely connect with Marie during our VIP hour from 5 PM to 6 PM. Don’t miss this chance to be part of an extraordinary event with Marie leading the way!

Marie Saavedra

Marie Saavedra loves telling a good story about overcoming obstacles and the many friends and family in her life working in the legal community. That said, she is proud to serve as tonight’s emcee to celebrate the important and life changing work of Ascend Justice.

The Evanston native is a graduate of the Missouri School of Journalism. Her career in broadcasting has taken her to stations in Missouri, Arizona and Texas. In 2020, she joined the team at CBS Chicago where she anchors the 11am and 4pm newscasts Monday through Friday. She’s the recipient of five Emmy Awards for her reporting but being back in Chicago doing what she loves is her biggest win.

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