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Maria Memon is a journalist, news anchor and prime time current affairs show host. A software engineer by profession, Memon took a giant leap of faith by sending her resume online for then upcoming channel Geo English. Looking at her educational credentials, she got shortlisted, interviewed and hired for Najam Sethi’s show as coordinator. Unfortunately, project got shelved before it was even launched. As they say, everything happens for a reason; this opened the doors of field reporting for her at Geo News (Urdu). She gives the most credit for her quick ascent to success to her mentors, and went ahead with the new job at hand. “You cannot afford to miss balls, you have to hit sixes,” she had said in an interview in 2014.