Mary Parks is a SoCal based journalist who has spent more than 30 years working in all forms of media. She is currently the central Los Angeles Bureau Chief for Spectrum News and is the creator and host of “American Spirit”, a weekly television series that tells the inspirational stories of the many individuals and organizations committed to making their communities better. Mary has produced multiple documentaries, hosts the podcast, “The Verdict,” as well as “Face to Face with Mary Parks” on the award-winning program, “Riverside Today.” Mary has received numerous awards, including an Emmy, and has been recognized many times over for her commitment to philanthropy. Her many contributions over the years have been recognized by President Obama, Governor Brown, and the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, to name just a few. Mary and her twin sister Melanie, are truly “Wonder Twins” as they stand side by side, battling brain cancer.