Jobina Fortson | ABC7 KGO News Team
In elementary school, my parents bought me a children's video camera. I loved it! I would record my version of music videos and news stories, and host "premieres" for my family. Little did my parents know, they'd planted the first seed in my budding journalism career.

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

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

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

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

I'm so happy to be telling your stories on ABC7 Mornings and helping you get out the door from the Traffic Center. If you have a story idea please don't hesitate to send it my way to

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