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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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