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.
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Federal agents are warning police and first responders around the country, including in Maryland, about the dangers of fentanyl.
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A woman traveled halfway around the world for treatment in Maryland as National Cancer Survivors Day was celebrated on Sunday.
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The Anne Arundel community came together Tuesday night to combat hate.