Published on December 13, 2013 by Amy
Mary Kim Titla (born November 24, 1960) is an American publisher, journalist, former TV reporter (notably for KVOA in Tucson, where in 1987 she became the first Native American television journalist in Arizona, and later KPNX in Phoenix), and was a 2008 candidate for Arizona’s First Congressional District. She is an enrolled member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
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The Democratic primary for the 1st District seat was held on September 2, 2008. Titla lost to former Arizona state representative and prosecutor Ann Kirkpatrick, who received 47%. Titla placed second, garnering 33% of the vote. Others in the primary included: Ahwatukee attorney Howard Shanker, who received 14% and former Dennis Kucinich coordinator Jeffrey Brown, who received 6%.
Titla obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and her master’s degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. In November of 2006, Titla was inducted into the Cronkite School’s Alumni Hall of Fame.