Ava-joye Burnett

Burnett Ava-joye 370x278Ava-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.

You can connect with Ava-joye on Twitter @AvajoyeWJZ, or on her Facebook page by clicking here.

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Angry Residents Push For Change for BWI Flight Path

Angry residents are taking matters into their own hands as they try to pressure the FAA to change it’s airplane routes around BWI.

04/18/2017

1 Dead, 2 Injured In Black Hawk Helicopter Crash

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.

04/17/2017

Teen, 50-Year-Old, Shot And Killed In Same Baltimore Block Hours Apart

A 50-year-old and 16-year-old were killed in the same Baltimore block hours apart, Baltimore Police said Friday.

04/14/2017

Religious Litigation Arises in Baltimore County

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.

04/13/2017

Concerns Remain One Week After Jet Crashes in Clinton Neighborhood

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.

04/12/2017

Baltimore Lawmaker Nathaniel Oaks Faces Federal Wire Fraud Charges

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.

04/07/2017

Light City Baltimore Hosts ‘Lit Party’ Dance in a Tunnel. Yes. A Tunnel

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04/06/2017

Judge Denies DOJ Request To Postpone Consent Decree Hearing

A judge has denied the U.S. Justice Department’s request to postpone hearing on the proposal to overhaul the Baltimore Police Department.

04/05/2017

New Bill Allows Child Sex Abuse Victims To Sue Abusers

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04/04/2017

Maryland Rep. Andy Harris Booed At Town Hall

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03/31/2017

Md. School District Gets Hundreds of Hate Calls Following Rape Allegation

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