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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Millions of dollars are at stake as the pressure mounts to change the name of the Washington Redskins. As the team kicked off its season this weekend, it’s seeing a dramatic drop in merchandise sales.
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Classes for Maryland’s youngest students begin this week.
More choices to cruise. That’s what Carnival says customers will have now that the cruise line is adding more trips to its lineup—but only after a multi-million dollar upgrade to the ship that services Baltimore.
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Police in Elkton are still searching for leads in the disappearance of two teens. The days are passing by.
The roar of race cars zooming down Baltimore streets will disappear this Labor Day weekend. Grand Prix cars will not be a highlight for fans during the holiday.
Always remembered. One of the victims of the Columbia mall shooting gets a memorial fund in his name.
A Baltimore-born entrepreneur lends his name to get thousands of students back-to-school ready.
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