Journalism (Print, TV)


In Print

Throughout her career, Maryann has worked as a freelance journalist contributing to a variety of national and regional newspapers and magazines. Her primary beats cover Food/Epicurean, Lifestyle, Entertainment, Women’s Interest, and Business. For many years, Maryann served as a freelance contributor to such outlets as:  Palm Springs Life Magazine (Food Editor/Writer), Los Angeles Magazine, Desert Magazine, Natural Awakenings, Totally Local VC, Soap Opera Digest, Hi Def, Women in Film Publications, and many others.

In Print & On Television

Sustainable Ventura News & Simply Delicious Living

Maryann works as an on camera reporter/producer and print columnist reporting “Sustainable Ventura News.”   The award-winning environmental news program is broadcast on local television in Ventura, as well as on the news and lifestyle pages at Ventura County Star (part of the Gannett /USA Today Network). Search “Maryann Ridini Spencer” or “Sustainable Ventura” at  Print articles also run in City media.

Maryann is  also the creator, writer, producer and host of “Simply Delicious Living with Maryann®,” an award-winning healthy living cooking series seen on PBS Television with a text and video column that runs in the online edition of the Ventura County Star  (Search “Maryann Ridini Spencer” or “Simply Delicious” ). Print articles run in various outlets including her blog, The show is also broadcast on YouTube, Roku (“Simply Delicious Living Channel”), Vimeo and on Maryann’s blog,


Simply Delicious Living, Sustainable Ventura News and PureWaterRadio PODCASTS, hosted/produced by Maryann, appear in iTunes and can be subscribed to via their individual PODCAST feeds.


Simply Delicious Living

Sustainable Ventura News & Pure Water Radio