A.J. landed her first job in television working as a production assistant at ESPN. She made the transition from behind the scenes to on-camera talent at WMBF in Myrtle Beach, SC. While working as a reporter and anchor there, A.J. covered the disappearance of then governor Mark Sanford, one of the biggest wildfires in South Carolina history, and the NAACP's boycott of the confederate flag at the South Carolina State House. A.J. then moved to WSYX/WTTE in Columbus, OH where she covered a range of stories from the Senate Bill 5 protests to the Zanesville animal massacre. A.J. has also worked in her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA as a freelance reporter.
A.J. is an honors graduate of the John H. Johnson School of Communications at Howard University where she majored in broadcast journalism with a minor in history. While there, she interned with WHUT-TV and also served as a general assignment reporter and sports editor for the campus newspaper, 'The Hilltop,' which was voted the nation's number one collegiate newspaper by the Princeton Review in 2004.
A member of Alpha Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority incorporated, A.J. has also served on the board of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Cleveland Boys & Girls Club Bridge Board.
Police shot and killed a man early Saturday morning in Queens, after his mother was heard screaming for help.
The death of a woman shot by a stray bullet in the Bronx last week has sparked a push for increased violence prevention.
Diaz was getting food for her sons at a McDonald's on Boston Road in the Bronx, when someone opened fire, spraying the area with several shots, accidentally striking the innocent mom.
The medical examiner's office said an autopsy determined that 27-year-old Brooke Garcia died of ligature strangulation. The young mother was discovered murdered inside an apartment at the Wald Houses in the East Village just two days ago.
After a long day at work, Delroy Lewis was just a few feet from his Staten Island home Tuesday evening when a flicker caught his eye.