Ava-joye Burnett joined WJZ Eyewitness News in January of 2016 as a general assignment reporter.
Prior to joining WJZ, Ava-joye worked at WRIC-TV in Richmond, Va. as a reporter and anchor. Ava-joye started her reporting career in Hagerstown, Md. She’s also worked at WUSA-TV in the nation’s capital behind the scenes, as well as at CTV-News in Prince George’s County, Md.
Ava-joye was born in Jamaica. When she moved to the United States, she lived in Montgomery County, Maryland. She attended Seneca Valley High School, then graduated from American University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in journalism.
Ava-joye is a proud member of Zeta Phi Beta, Sorority Incorporated and the National Association of Black Journalists. Ava-joye is also a Board of Governor’s member of the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The search for answers continues after police say a young woman expecting her second child was shot and killed, and the suspect, her husband, is also dead.
Angry residents are taking matters into their own hands as they try to pressure the FAA to change it’s airplane routes around BWI.
A military helicopter crash lands on a golf course in the middle of the day in Maryland, leaving one crew member dead and two others hospitalized Monday night.
A 50-year-old and 16-year-old were killed in the same Baltimore block hours apart, Baltimore Police said Friday.
Baltimore County is facing two federal lawsuits, one from a synagogue, the other from a church, on the grounds that their religious rights are being violated.
One week after an F-16 went down yards away from homes in a Maryland neighborhood, residents are wondering if it’s safe to breathe the air where they live.
A well-known and long-serving Baltimore lawmaker is facing federal charges tonight. State Senator Nathaniel Oaks is accused of accepting cash to influence a project.
Light City Baltimore has expanded into neighborhoods all around the City and Thursday night hundreds of people partied inside a tunnel.
A judge has denied the U.S. Justice Department’s request to postpone hearing on the proposal to overhaul the Baltimore Police Department.
A Maryland delegate’s personal story of being abused as a child is helping to push through new legislation that may make it easier for victims to sue abusers.
Audience members repeatedly booed and yelled at Maryland Rep. Andy Harris during a loud Friday night town hall on the Eastern Shore.
A Maryland district says it’s received hundreds of hate mail and calls after a student says she was raped by an illegal immigrant inside her school.