Autria Godfrey is a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter for ABC7 News.
She came to WJLA in 2011 from CBS Newspath and Fox News Edge, where she was a freelance reporter and producer.
During the past few years, she’s covered everything from the midterm elections of 2010 to the rescue of the Chilean miners. Before that she was a White House/Congressional correspondent for the Tribune Broadcasting Washington, D.C. Bureau.
From crisscrossing the country covering presidential and vice-presidential debates, to braving the frigid temperatures of Inauguration Day on the National Mall, Autria had a front row seat to history in the making as she covered Campaign 2008 for Tribune’s 23 television stations.
Autria got her start in Charlottesville, Va. where she served as a reporter, weekend anchor and morning anchor of Good Morning Charlottesville.
During those two years, she covered the Virginia Tech shootings, the death of Rev. Jerry Falwell and the visit by Queen Elizabeth II to historic Williamsburg.
Having interned with WJLA during college, Autria couldn’t be happier to now be reporting alongside the same people who showed her the ropes.
She’s a graduate of Texas A&M University (Gig ‘Em) and studied at American University as part of the Washington Semester Program.
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