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 28-year-old Baltimore man wanted for a Monday night stabbing in New York City surrendered to police Wednesday morning.
Baltimore City Council voted Monday to pass a city minimum wage bill by a 12-3 vote, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. However, the bill won’t become a law until it is approved by the mayor.
Johns Hopkins University is using its clout to create job opportunities for people who’ve struggled to get jobs in the past.
Police say they have arrested two teen suspects for an armed robbery and shooting, with both being charged as adults.
Crews work to free the driver of a concrete truck after he crashes on a narrow road in Pasadena and is pinned inside.
Maryland State Police is reminding drivers to remove all ice from their vehicles before hitting the roads.
Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh and other county and state officials are urging residents to stay off the roads while crews work to clear any snow or ice that may be on them Tuesday into Wednesday.
Governor Larry Hogan has issued an Executive Order declaring a state of emergency for Maryland starting Monday night at 9 p.m.
Ava-joye Burnett reports.
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center revealed the thoughts of a runaway slave, who risked her life and returned to the dangers of the South to free friends and family.
Police say a child is shot by his own brother in northeast Baltimore after the two children found a loaded gun inside the home.
Fire crews are working to put out a two-alarm brush fire in Baltimore County Thursday afternoon.