Jummy Olabanji

Jummy Olabanji

Jummy Olabanji currently anchors Good Morning Washington and ABC7 News at Noon. Helping the Washington area wake up is a dream come true for this hometown girl. Jummy was raised in Fairfax County and graduated from Westfield High School in Chantilly. Go Bulldogs!

The Emmy award-winning reporter and anchor joined ABC7/WJLA-TV and NewsChannel 8 in 2011. Since joining Washington’s most-trusted news team she has covered several including the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

Prior to returning to the D.C. metro area, Jummy spent several years of working as a reporter and anchor at WTKR-TV in Norfolk and WCAV-TV in Charlottesville. She started her career as a news assistant at CNN’s Washington D.C. bureau.

Jummy holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University. She is an active member of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association and the National Association of Black Journalists. Jummy is an avid supporter of many community organizations and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Kidney Foundation of DC.

In her free time, Jummy enjoys mentoring students and spending time with family and friends around the Washington area. You might catch her hanging out in Fairfax City, Old Town Alexandria, 14th Street or Downtown Bethesda.

She’s also a huge sports fan. Her favorite teams are the Hokies, Redskins, Nationals, and Capitals.

Contact Jummy

Twitter: @JummyABC7
1100 Wilson BLVD, Suite 601 Arlington, VA 22209

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