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.
According to the CDC, nearly four million babies are born in the U.S. every year. But mixed in with that joy are stories of tragedy, women who die during or shortly after pregnancy. And African American mothers are most at risk.
Four cars were set on fire overnight in Bowley’s Quarter’s, according to Baltimore County police.
An officer has been suspended and another officer is no longer with the department after an investigation into the Gun Trace Task Force.
Your next visit to Atwater’s restaurant may look and feel a little different – and we’re not talking about the food.
The Comptroller of Maryland has released a list of people who owe the most taxes, and the list includes prominent defense attorney Warren Brown.
A double shooting in West Baltimore created a volatile situation between residents and police Tuesday night.
Police are searching for a white Mercedes they believe that may have a connection with the shooting of a 7-year-old girl in Baltimore.
Preakness 2018 may have already passed, but Pimlico race course opened its gates to riders and it was for a good cause.
Several local libraries are teaming up with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources to loan out not only books but also rods and other fishing equipment.
A 7-year-old girl remains in critical condition Friday after she was shot while sitting in the back of a car in west Baltimore.
A 7-year-old girl is in critical condition Thursday night after she was shot while sitting in the back of a car in west Baltimore.
For those who wanted to see fireworks on America’s birthday, Baltimore didn’t disappoint.