|Born||Maribel Maria Mort|
October 13, 1991
|Parents||Robyn Hurd (1961-2012)|
Gordon Mort (1959-1992)
|Relatives||Kellie Rock (1964-2016) (aunt)|
Kathleen Mort ((1973-2004) (sister)
Maribel Maria Mort (born October 13, 1991) is an American television news anchorwoman and personality. She is best known for being the daughter of original second moderator of Vote for the Girls Robyn Hurd and the niece of Kellie Rock.
Early Life and Career
Maribel was born in Pittsburgh, to photographer Gordon Mort (b. 1959 – d. 1992) and news personality Robyn Buchannan (b. 1961 – d. 2012). She has an older sister Kathleen (b. 1973 – d. 2004). Maribel was born while her mother was covering a story in Pittsburgh, but grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she attended Snider High School.
Vote for the Girls moderator
On September 30, 2016, Maribel Mort announced on The Karly Jameson Show that she had accepted a moderator panel role on Vote for the Girls USA. Mort said, "The timing is right to follow in the legacy that my mom and aunt began. I'm proud to be doing Vote for the Girls because as someone from Fort Wayne, Pittsburgh was one of the the first place I saw success," she said. "I remember Ava trying out for American Idol and I was a senior in college." Mort also added she inherited her mother's Vote for the Girls victory on the first season of The X Factor USA (Melanie Amaro), her aunt Kellie's victories of Gaby Diaz and DaNica Shirey as a condition of joining the moderator panel.
Mort joined the Pink team East, replacing Nadia Lorenzo (whom moved from the pink to the purple team to join Peta-Alyce Kaizer as a duo moderator). She joins duo moderators Holly Everman & Perri Johnson, Sophia Williams & Maci Blanca, and solo moderator Breeanna Sorensen.