Autria Godfrey is an Emmy Award winning news Anchor of Good Morning Washington and ABC7 News at Noon.
She came to WJLA in 2011 from CBS Newspath and Fox News Edge where she was a freelance reporter and producer.
Before moving to mornings, Autria served as weekend anchor and reporter. She’s traveled to Nashville to cover the Country Music Awards, reported live from Dallas for the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, and anchored ABC7’s continuous coverage during the Navy Yard Shooting. Her political reporting during Vote 2012 earned her an Emmy nomination.
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 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 reporter, weekend anchor and finally morning anchor of Good Morning Charlottesville. During those two years, she covered the Virginia Tech shootings, the death of Reverend Jerry Falwell, and the visit by Queen Elizabeth II to historic Williamsburg.
She’s a proud graduate of Texas A&M University (Gig ‘Em) and studied at American University as part of the Washington Semester Program.
Have a story idea or feedback? Send her a note at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow her on Twitter at @Autria_Godfrey.