Maria Carter, public radio reporter, talks joining Roller Warriors (Q&A)
Maria Carter is already a recognized name among local public radio fans. What groggy Morning Edition listeners may not know is that the pleasant lady who reads the Kansas City headlines is more than capable of knocking them senseless.
Folks who gets their morning news fix from National Public Radio on KCUR 89.3 FM hear Carter’s voice as they cruise to work or sip their coffee. On weekdays, she’s up at the crack of dawn to get to the studio. But on the weekends, she’s up late, hip-checking ladies in fishnets as a member of the Dreadnought Dorothys, the most feared team in Kansas City’s all-female roller derby league.
Saturday marked the start of the 2010 season for the Roller Warriors and the end of the KCUR pledge drive. So it was a perfect time to get a little insight from an athlete who can kick your ass and then tell you about it during your morning commute.