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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One leg in front of the other–it’s how thousands of breast cancer survivors continued the fight against the disease this weekend.
Unused and unwanted. Scores of Marylanders got rid of their prescription drugs this weekend. It’s part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.
Scores of volunteers around the state took a day off to give back. It’s part of the United Way’s annual day of action. For students at one school, the service day comes with a free gift.
A Maryland actor is teaming up with teachers in the fight against bullying. The actor says this new role is much different from what students know of him on TV.
Broad changes to the state’s zero tolerance policy in schools may be on the way. It’s a change board members have considered for more than three years.
Gas prices keep dropping and dropping. Over the last month and a half, drivers have seen some of the lowest prices in a long time.
Remembering the fallen. Baltimore’s fire department honors the firefighters who died in the line of duty.
It’s a mansion with two centuries of Baltimore history and famous residents. The Clifton Mansion is in the middle of a months-long restoration.
A high-rocking hit musical makes its way to Baltimore’s Hippodrome this week. Along with the performance come some very special memorabilia.
For the first time in two years, New York Knicks player and Baltimore native Carmelo Anthony will hit the court in Charm City. He faces off against the Washington Wizards Thursday night.
Goodbye dial-up. Thousands of homes and businesses across the state were still logging onto the Internet the old-fashioned way. But a new inter-county broadband system completed this week will change that.
Overfishing the ocean is a problem decades in the making. But one lab in Baltimore is working to clean the ocean and stock local seafood restaurants.