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Charisse Gibson

Morning Breaking News Anchor
Charisse Gibson is a television news anchor, reporter, blogger and 2015 JAWS Diversity Fellow. Born and raised in New Orleans, Charisse was bitten by the journalism bug while attending the largest Historical Black College and University system in America, Southern University A&M College. There, she was a mass communications major with a concentration in television broadcast. After graduation, she started at what she calls the bottom of the totem pole at WWL-TV in New Orleans as a desk assistant and part-time associate producer for the WWL “Morning Show.” A little over a year later, she moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to produce, report and anchor for WLOX TV in Biloxi, Miss. She returned to her home state of Louisiana but on the opposite side, as a morning anchor for KSLA News Channel 12 in Shreveport, where she discovered the importance of telling stories relevant to Louisiana's history. Her interview with the Rev. William Hines, who integrated the Shreveport Police department, was the only on-camera interview he had ever done; he died shortly after it aired. She also interviewed Bertha Cooper-Harris, a self-taught folk artist who visualizes her childhood spent on a Bossier City plantation through her art. Charisse is currently the breaking news anchor and reporter at WXIX FOX 19 NOW in Cincinnati, Ohio. When not on the breaking news desk, Charisse is a special events producer, where her latest venture is the Dancing for the Cure competition for the North Louisiana Affiliate of Susan G. Komen and the TrueBlue Foundation Gala for her alma mater. Charisse is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Society of Professional Journalists. You can follow her on Twitter at @OkayCharisse. On Instagram and Snapchat, she’s EeliezahJayne.

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