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.
Mayor Skip Henderson explains that having the life jacket stand in the area created a public safety issue after many people assumed that by simply throwing on a life jacket they were able to swim in the dangerous river.
While some Americans are in favor of the raids and deportations of illegal immigrants, protesters from around the country are taking to the streets to demonstrate against the treatment of immigrants in detention centers.
Many people rely on public transportation to get around Columbus. Some Metra bus riders are riding without air conditioning and experiencing bus breakdowns, which is an even bigger problem in the summer heat.