Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter Jummy Olabanji joined ABC7 and NewsChannel 8 in 2011. Covering the news in her hometown is a dream come true for this Fairfax County native. Jummy was raised in Centreville and graduated from Westfield High School in Chantilly.
Prior to returning to the D.C. metro area, Jummy spent several years of working as a reporter and anchor at WTKR-TV in Norfolk and WCAV-TV in Charlottesville. She started her career as a news assistant at CNN's Washington D.C. bureau.
Jummy holds a bachelor's degree in Communication from Virginia Tech and a master's degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University. She is an active member of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the National Association of Black Journalists. Jummy is an avid supporter of many community organizations. She serves on the Board of Directors for the National Kidney Foundation and supports other non-profits like the March of Dimes, Suited for Change and Girls on the Run.
In her free time, Jummy enjoys mentoring students and spending time with family and friends around the Washington area. She's also a huge sports fan. Her favorite teams are the Hokies, Redskins and Nationals.