Mya is a Reporter/MMJ at WTVM News Leader 9 & WXTX Fox 54 in Columbus, GA. She joined the news team in October 2017.
Mya was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a degree in Telecommunications and Film with a minor in Psychology. There she interned for two years at the local station in Tuscaloosa WVUA-23 where she learned to edit stories, report, shoot video, and produce.
Becoming a reporter has been a dream of Mya’s since the 4th grade. She’s always loved news and began watching her favorite reporters very early. Mya is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
When she’s not working on stories she enjoys anything involving good food, spending time with her family, friends, loved ones, and her sweet Maltipoo named Marley.
Project Greene Light provides a place for foster families to come together. Hundreds of people gathered at St. Luke Ministry Center Friday night to raise money for the program and with a special guest.
A long-time demolition project is underway on Lumpkin Boulevard in Columbus of an above-ground tank farm. The former Port of Columbus created concerns for people in the community and became an eyesore.
There were more than 50 games and rides, set up at Britt David Park for the Ark in the Park event. Britt David Baptist Church designed the event as a fun and safe alternative for families on Halloween.
When smartphones suddenly start ringing loud with a notification of an Amber Alert, it’s an indication that a child has gone missing. Columbus police say there is a process to it all and helps save many children.
26-year-old Dontrell Williams lost his life while trying to make a living, and Sunday family and friends came together and spoke about his character and how Williams would have wanted to be remembered.
Tarana Burke spoke at Auburn’s Extraordinary Women Lecture after being named one of the most influential people of 2018. Burke is also a civil rights activist who works to change the culture in hopes of bringing an end to sexual violence.
Convenient stores and gas stations can be a big target for perpetrators looking to rob someone, which makes for a dangerous situation for clerks who are just trying to do their jobs, like 26-year-old Dontrell Williams.