A native Californian, Ms. Maria Sanchez graduated from the University of California, Davis where she earned a BS degree in the double major of Public Relations and Human Resources. Presently, she is pursuing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University.
Ms. Sanchez began her professional broadcasting career as the producer for 103.5 FM KOST’s “Mark & Kim Show,” at the time the longest running morning broadcasting team in Los Angeles radio history. She transitioned from being the producer of that highly rated show to a talk radio host the most listened to talk radio station in America – KFI AM 640, Los Angeles.
She developed “The Maria Sanchez Show”; considered Sacramento’s must hear radio program from 9am to noon, Monday through Friday. Currently she can be seen moderating infomercials for a variety of products. In addition, she also co-created and anchored the debate oriented call-in participation show “Cross Talk” for the local NPR affiliate, KCLU 88.3 FM. You may read her blog at www.TheMariaSanchezShow.com.
A civic minded mother of four, Maria is also a Founder of both the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza and Oaks Christian Schools and served on the Founding Board of Directors of My Friend's Place, a resource center for at risk youth in Hollywood for nine years.
Ms. Sanchez was the Campaign Manager for the Mayor of Thousand Oaks who was successfully re-elected in November 2014 and was the Campaign Manager for a candidate in the recent Thousand Oaks City Council special election in June 2015.
She has served on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of the California Central Coast, the Board of Directors of the Public Relations Society of America, Gold Coast Chapter, and is the co-founder, Past President, and current 1st Vice President of the Westlake Village Republican Women, Federated.
Shadow Politics is a grass roots talk show giving a voice to the voiceless. For more than 200 years the people of the Nation's Capital have ironically been excluded from the national political conversation. With no voting member of either house of Congress, Washingtonians have lacked the representation they need to be equal and to have their voices heard. Shadow Politics will provide a platform for them, as well as the millions of others nationwide who feel politically disenfranchised and disconnected, to be included in a national dialog.
We need to start a new conversation in America, one that is more inclusive and diverse and one that will lead our great nation forward to meet the challenges of the 21st century. At Shadow Politics, we hope to get this conversation started by bringing Americans together to talk about issues important to them. We look forward to having you be part of the discussion so call in and join the conversation. America is calling and we're listening… Shadow Politics is about America hearing what you have to say. It's your chance to talk to an elected official who has spent more than 30 years in Washington politics. We believe that if we start a dialog and others add their voices we will create a chorus. Even if those other politicians in Washington don't hear you — Senator Brown will. He's on a mission to listen to what America has to say and use it to start a productive dialog to make our democracy stronger and more inclusive. If we are all part of the solution we can solve any problem.