Facts of Mary Mapes
|Full Name:||Mary Mapes|
|Age:||64 years 2 months|
|Birth Date:||May 06, 1956|
|Birth Place:||Washington, US|
|Profession:||Journalist, Producer, Writer|
|Education:||Burlington-Edison High School, University of Washington|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Virgo, Cancer, Capricorn|
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''I think so. I do think we are going through yet another transformation. If we go through any more, I don’t know what’s going to happen but we’re discussing right now the media’s role in this presidential campaign. I think if we look at it in a really clear-eyed way, to some extent, the rise of a candidate like Donald Trump does have a great deal to do with the corporate media’s emphasis on ratings and eyeballs.'' ''The reason that FOX was begging Trump to come back [for the debate] was not because he’s a brilliant orator, or the country needs his insight on anything. It’s because he gets clicks. He gets eyeballs. He brings ratings. The need to make a profit off of public information and off of news has changed us. It has changed our politics and our discussions about policy, and it has not been good.'' ''I’ve done a whole bunch of different things. Well first of all, I’m still writing. I wrote a second book. I ghost wrote a book, which was incredible fun. I never thought it would be but it was a first-person book , so it was basically like acting class or something. I got to take someone else’s emotions and interpret them. I really enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. I’ve written a lot of articles. I’ve done speeches for people. I’ve done media consultation and I’m writing articles myself and working on a couple of television projects.''
Relationship Statistics of Mary Mapes
|What is Mary Mapes marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):||Married|
|When did Mary Mapes get married ? (married date):||, 1987|
|How many children does Mary Mapes have ? (name):||One|
|Is Mary Mapes having any relationship affair ?:||No|
|Is Mary Mapes lesbian ?:||No|
|Who is Mary Mapes husband ? (name):||Mark Wrolstad|
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Mary Mapes’s relationship status is married to KIRO reporter Mark Wrolstad since 1987.
They two met while Mapes was working at CBS affiliate KIRO-TV.
The couple has one son born in 1997.
Who is Mary Mapes?
Mary Alice Mapes is an American journalist, former television news producer, and writer.
Mary Mapes is well known for breaking the story of the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse scandal, which won a Peabody Awards and the story of Senator Strom Thurmond’s unacknowledged biracial daughter, Essie Mae Washington.
She was a principal producer for CBS News, primarily the CBS Evening News and Primetime television program 60 Minutes Wednesday.
Early Life of Mary Mapes
Mary Mapes was born on born May 9, 1956, as Mary Alice Mapes in Washington, US.
She has four sisters.
Mapes attended Burlington-Edison High School, Burlington, Washington and graduated in 1974.
After her graduation, she went to the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington to study communications and political science.
Mary Mapes’s Career
After graduating from UW, she worked at CBS affiliate KIRO-TV in Seattle during the 1980s and began her professional career. In 1989, Mapes went to work for CBS News in Dallas, Texas. She was hired by CBS in 1999 as a producer assigned to Dan Rather and the program 60 Minutes Wednesday.
At 60 Minutes Wednesday, Mapes produced the story that announced the US military’s investigation of the Abu Ghraib Prison scandal which won a Peabody Award in 2005. She collected the photographs which showed the abuses Iraqi prisoners faced at Abu Ghraib.
Mapes was also involved in the story about Strom Thurmond’s unacknowledged biracial daughter named Essie Mae Washington which exposed him.
She covered plenty of stories about the death penalty and natural disaster which made her win several awards.
In 2004, she was fired from CBS after the Rathergate incident.
Career After CBS
In 2007 and 2008, she worked as a consultant and writer who wrote columns and articles for news magazine, The Nation.
In May 2019 Mapes wrote a story about Herney Wade’s 1954 conviction of Tommy Lee Walker.
Mapes produced a segment for 60 Minutes Wednesday that criticized President George W. Bush’s military service. The program was hosted by Dan Rather. Killian documents were shown as evidence. However, CBS did not have any original documents, only faxed copies, as originals were claimed to be burnt.
As a result of the controversy over the use of the documents, CBS ordered an independent internal investigation.
The report said that some of Bush’s former instructors or colleagues had told Mapes that Bush told them he wanted to go to Vietnam, but that he could not go because there were others ahead of him with more seniority.
Mapes was criticized for failing to air them in the 60 Minutes report to balance the allegation that Bush had applied for service in the Guard to avoid serving in Vietnam.
She was also faulted for calling Joe Lockhart, a senior official in the John Kerry campaign, prior to the airing of the piece, and offering to put her source, Bill Burkett, in touch with him.
Following the investigation, Mapes, along with others involved, were accused of failure in judgment.
Mapes’s 15-year tenure at CBS ended when she was fired as a result of the scandal along with her three executives.
Mary Mapes as an Author
In 2005, Mapes’ book Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power was published. The book contains details about the Killian Documents Controversy and her involvement in the case.
Mapes’s net worth is estimated to be $100,000 US. Her most earning came from her journalism career.