Mary Calvi Discusses Her Debut Novel “Dear George, Dear Mary” On The Big Show

Tuesday, February 19th

9-time Emmy award winning co-anchor of “CBS-2 News This Morning” & the first lady of Yonkers Mary Calvi stopped by the big show to talk about her debut novel “Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love.”

It explores the ill-fated romance between Yonkers Colonial-era heiress Mary Philipse & 24-year-old George Washington.

Mary told us a little about herself before anchoring at CBS-2, she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in broadcast journalism from the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and worked at News 12 Westchester before making it to NYC.

Mary spent years as a child wondering about the heiress who once lived in the grand manor in her hometown of Yonkers. She heard in passing that the heiress was courted by George Washington. Curiosity compelled Mary to do her own research and what she uncovered stunned her!

“Just being able to really get in there and learn about history” Mary boasts about the process of making the book, “Which I’ve always been interested in but not to this extent, I almost became quite obsessive about it.”

Mary will be signing copies of the book February 19th from 6:30-8:30 at the Barnes & Noble on Central Park Ave in Yonkers, February 20th at the Fraunces Tavern Museum in lower Manhattan & the 92nd Street Y on Lexington Ave February 21st!

Get the full list of book signings at

“Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington's First Love” is out today via St Martin’s Press at & all book stores.