Mary Walter co-hosts WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall” every morning from 5-9 AM. Mary’s radio career began in her home state of New Jersey when she entered a radio station contest and won the Grand Prize – host of the station’s evening relationship advice “Passion Phones” show! She spent five years hosting that program on WKXW (New Jersey 101.5), the powerful talk station which covered the entire area between New York and Philadelphia.
Her next stop was at WCTC, another New Jersey station, where she hosted the morning show for four years as “Mary In The Morning”. In 2006, Mary became a regular guest host for Fox News Radio, Brian Kilmeade and Sirius XM’s Patriot channel. Prior to joining WMAL, Mary hosted on WHAS/Louisville.
Vince Coglianese co-hosts WMAL’s “Mornings on the Mall” every morning from 5-9 AM.
As a journalist and longtime listener, Vince knows firsthand how essential it is to start the day with “Mornings on the Mall.” It’s a legendary show with an important mission — engage, amuse and inform Washington, D.C.
In addition to hosting Washington’s must-hear morning show, Vince was the former editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller (2016-2017). Upon assuming the co-host role for “Mornings on the Mall,” Vince transitioned to become The Daily Caller’s editorial director.
A longtime talk radio fan, Vince’s first foray into the medium came when — as a high school senior — he joined a weekly panel show on “The Talk Station,” WTKF and WJNC, in Morehead City, N.C. Vince also served as the sports anchor for a television program airing on Camp Lejeune, NC’s LCTV-10.
After graduating from DeSales University with a degree in Political Science, Vince joined “The Talk Station” full-time as a host and station manager for the company’s Jacksonville, N.C. presence. While in North Carolina, he also served as the web editor for CarolinaCoastOnline.com.
Vince enjoys Italian food, skeet shooting, and untangling his fly-fishing line from every single tree.
Executive Producer Heather Hunter has been managing WMAL’s popular morning drive show “Mornings on the Mall” and the afternoon-drive show “Drive at Five” on 105.9 FM / AM 630 since she joined WMAL in 2010.
Heather is a veteran radio, television, and film producer. She has been working in media for over 20 years. She previously produced the top Orlando morning-drive talk radio program on 540 WFLA Orlando, various shows for XM Satellite Radio, and three top ten nationally syndicated radio programs: “The G. Gordon Liddy Show”, “The Laura Ingraham Show” and most recently, “The Lars Larson Show.”
She started working in radio at an alternative rock radio station, hosting a sex and relationships talk radio show on WJBX 99X. Prior to working at the rock station, she had founded the radio station at her high school. She later co-founded the online student radio station at her university to counter the university’s non-commercial publicly-funded radio station that did not involve the students.
She moved to Washington, D.C. to work for Fox News Channel, where she produced “Fox News Live” and “Weekend Live with Tony Snow.” She also has produced numerous documentary films hosted by former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and Dick Morris (she produced the film Hillary the Movie — the Citizens United film that led to a pivotal Supreme Court case Citizens United v. FEC). Several of her indie films have been played in the Tambay Film Festival and New Zealand Film Festival. In her most recent documentary, she was a producer on the documentary film Generation Zero directed by Steve Bannon. While in college, she studied film under one of the co-founders of Sundance Film Festival and worked for a production company that produced documentary films and television shows for PBS and Travel Channel.
She has been in front of the microphone having been interviewed on Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and many nationally syndicated talk radio programs about an initiative she spearheaded to mandate American flags in every public classroom in Florida. The Freedom Flag Act was signed into law by Governor Jeb Bush in May 2004. Prior to the flag initiative, she worked on political campaigns.
In addition to producing, she writes for The Daily Caller and LifeZette. She lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her radio host husband Derek and children.