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Jobina Fortson

In elementary school, her parents bought her a children's video camera. She loved it! She would record her version of music videos and news stories, and host "premieres" for her family. Little did her parents know, they'd planted the first seed in her budding journalism career.

She got her first real experience in news writing for her high school newspaper, The Tiger Tales. Her involvement in radio and television started in college. She went to Howard University in Washington, D.C. and still say choosing Howard was one of her best decisions to date. Her professors were encouraging and helped her secure great internships with various networks and local television stations. During her junior year, she was honored with the White House Correspondents' Association Scholarship. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama presented her with the award. "It was the highlight of my undergrad career- and possibly life, haha!"

After graduation, she moved from Washington, D.C. to the eastern shore of Maryland to work for WMDT-TV. CULTURE SHOCK! She was reporting on chicken farms, crabbing, and NASCAR. It was a great experience and she did everything. She was a reporter, anchor, producer, photographer - and one day even served as a floor director because someone didn't show up. 

She spent just under two years in Maryland before moving to Louisville, KY to work for WAVE-TV. She now has a love for the Kentucky Derby, hot chicken, and so many great people in the Bluegrass state. 

She reported and anchored in Louisville for two years before moving to the Bay Area! She moved here for love and has fallen in love with this place as well. She a foodie and everything SF is amazing, but she have one complaint....where is the southern food?! She's from Atlanta, and this Georgia Peach is always looking for some good BBQ. 

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