I returned to the ABC 22/FOX 45 family in April 2014. I most recently worked at WCPO-TV in Cincinnati after nearly 20 years as an Anchor/Reporter at WHIO-TV in Dayton. I began my career as an Anchor/Reporter at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee, and held similar positions in Rockford, Illinois, and at WKEF-TV, the then-NBC affiliate here in Dayton.
I graduated from Johnson C. Smith University and hold a Master of Arts degree from The Ohio State University. I've won several awards, including an Emmy for the 2001 Xenia tornado. I was also named Best Reporter for a medium market by the Associated Press and was honored by the Associated Press for a homelessness investigation, which led to policy changes in the city of Dayton. I was honored by the Society of Professional Journalists for the same homelessness investigation and nominated for an Emmy for an investigation that exposed hidden germs in swimsuits.
I have been active in the Dayton community for more than 20 years, serving on various boards, committees and volunteering to help dozens of charities raise much-needed funds for good causes.
I am a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, the Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., and an active member of Wayman Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church. I'm mentoring several aspiring journalists, and hope to inspire others, females in particular to pursue the job I love.
I'm an avid runner and have completed more than a dozen marathons. I received an Honorary Doctorate from Wilberforce University in May 2008. I've been married to a wonderful Daytonian for more than 20 years. Joey D. Williams Sr., a banker and elected member of the City Commission, and I have two teenage sons, Joey Jr. and Jordan Maximus, who keep us hopping with various sports teams. I'm also an avid golfer and we enjoy playing many of the beautiful courses in the Miami Valley. If you see me around town say hi. If you have a story idea email me.