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.
A man was freed from prison Tuesday, after he was falsely accused of murder nearly 14 years ago, according to the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City.
Residents near Curtis Bay have been given the all clear after previously being told to stay inside as authorities worked on a hazmat situation.
A federal judge rules against the Trump Administration in a case that would have given immigration officers more power.
Montgomery County police say a missing pregnant teacher has been found dead.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is asking the state’s attorney general to sue the Federal Aviation Administration to abandon new flight routes that have “caused a significant increase in noise pollution for many of our citizens.”
With Hurricane Irma traveling through the Caribbean, airports in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale closed their doors at 8 p.m.
President Trump is on the verge of making a decision about DACA, an Obama-era program that allows some undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to stay and work in the States.
The wrath of Harvey is unlike anything that’s hit Texas before.
Local religious and business leaders are criticizing Maryland Senate President Mike Miller after he wrote a letter that suggested Gov. Larry Hogan acted too fast in removing the Roger B. Taney statue.
The Baltimore City red light camera monitoring system will begin issuing fines Wednesday for anyone found guilty of running a red light.
Officials have charged three suspects, after an area high school student reported they beat him after he refused to join the violent gang, MS-13.
Investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s office have recovered a second victim body from the scene of an early morning fire in Carroll County after one body was already recovered early Friday morning.