Ava-joye Burnett joined the WJZ news team 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 has been found guilty of tying a cinderblock to his dog and throwing him into Liberty Reservoir.
Police have released new information as they continue their investigation into the fatal shooting of Prince George’s County officer.
The FBI and DEA led a raid of a Baltimore County pain management company Tuesday morning.
The student charged with bringing a loaded gun to his Maryland classroom told detectives he did so to protect against a possible mass shooter.
Former Terp Diamond Stone’s name appears on a document that alleges he received money from an agent while he was in college.
Authorities reportedly found multiple guns and a list of grievances against fellow students at the home of a teen charged with bringing a loaded gun to a Maryland school.
The snow has tapered off, but with temperatures dipping overnight, problems could crop up on roadways across Maryland.
The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities.
The evidence prosecutors used to convict rogue officers in one of the biggest corruption scandals in Baltimore City police history has been revealed.
Baltimore’s 12-day streak without a homicide ended Tuesday, with the fatal shooting of a 22-year-old man.
Baltimore has gone 11 days without a homicide — a murder-free milestone that hasn’t been seen in years.
A former Virginia Tech student pleaded no contest Friday in the 2016 killing of a 13-year-old girl.