Gigi began her reporting career at The Miami Herald, but after a few years working primarily in newspaper and public television, she decided to pursue a career in TV news. Gigi began her television training at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. While there, she covered the nation’s capital for the Medill News Service. She also worked in general assignment and health news for TV3 News in Dublin, where she gained the distinction of being the first black journalist to report for a commercial television station in Ireland.
After graduation, Gigi moved to Mobile, Ala. where she covered the education beat at WPMI-TV. In Mobile she also worked as an adjunct professor at the University of South Alabama. Since her arrival in Baltimore, she has worked as a fill-in announcer on The Donnie Simpson Show on WPGC-FM in Washington, D.C. and as a professor at Morgan State University.
Gigi has a B.A. in Mass Communications from Clark Atlanta University, as well as an M.S.J. from the Medill School of Journalism, where she was the first Hope Bartlett Scholar. A graduate of the Poynter Institute, she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. When she’s not in front of the camera, Gigi loves to read, travel and sew.
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