Maggie earned her Journalism degree from Colorado State University and her Masters from Central Michigan University's School of Broadcast and Cinematic Arts. In her early career she worked as a producer at WJRT - TV in Flint and as a news director and morning show co-host at WIXC Radio in Bay City. She also managed a community PEG television station, Bay3TV. Most recently, she has been teaching the journalism sequence at Lakeland Community College and has served as the advisor for the college newspaper. She has been an active member of the Broadcast Education Association for many years, attending conferences and has served as a panel participant.