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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Who could forget the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act a couple of years ago? Thousands were blocked from getting health insurance because of glitches in the system. Now open enrollment in Obamacare begins again for the uninsured.
The cell phone video of a South Carolina police officer tossing a student across a classroom continues to send shockwaves across the country. Now that officer is out of a job.
As big and small cities around the country, including Baltimore, target the heroin epidemic, a new treatment center is opening up in the city—this comes as police make a big heroin bust this week.
Six months after Freddie Gray riots ripped up parts of Baltimore, destroying community buildings and stores, some of them are back open this weekend.
Healthy snacking is on the way for all city workers. Baltimore rolled out a new plan to get healthy vending machines in its buildings.
Distracted driving. Hands-free technology in cars is hardly danger free.
AAA is targeting the leading cause of death among young drivers: fatal car wrecks. Many of those accidents can be prevented by dropping distractions.
Baltimore County health workers are hosting their annual flu shot clinic this weekend. The shots are free.
Baltimore City school leaders roll out their plan to boost test scores, add more science and technology classes and curb the dropout rate. But the plan needs backing from the parents and students.
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More public protests against Planned Parenthood. This comes as pro-lifers around the country and here in Baltimore want millions of federal dollars stripped from the organization.