Before that, Maher was a correspondent for CBS Newspath, the affiliate news service, and was based in Chicago. She covered many major stories across the country, including the impeachment of President Clinton. She also has covered the crisis in Kosovo, reporting from Germany on the release of the U.S. servicemen and from the refugee camps in Albania. Maher joined CBS Newspath in September 1997.
Maher was a morning anchor and reporter for WJRT-TV Flint, Mich. (1995-97) where she covered the Oklahoma City bombing and the Decker farm raid. Maher was a reporter for WJBK-TV Detroit and an anchor and reporter for WWJ-AM, the CBS-owned radio station in Detroit (1992-95). She began her broadcasting career at WLUW-FM Chicago as a morning drive news anchor (1991-92).
Maher was born just outside Detroit. She was graduated from Loyola University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications.