Whitney Wild is an Associated Press Award winning multimedia journalist for ABC7/WJLA-TV and News Channel 8.
Whitney joined WJLA in December, 2011, as a general assignment digital reporter. She reports, shoots, writes and edits her stories. In June, 2013, the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association named her the 2012 winner for “Outstanding TV Multimedia Online Journalism.” Her work can be seen on ABC 7’s and News Channel 8's live newscasts and on political series Capital Insider; and heard on CBS radio station WTOP.
In August 2012, she was invited to appear as a regular editorial contributor to News Channel 8's golf show Capital Golf Weekly.
Whitney completed her Master's in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism in December, 2011. During her time at Medill, Whitney reported in both the Chicago and Washington, D.C., bureaus. Perpetually curious, Whitney pursued a wide range of topics -from Chicago cops to Capitol Hill.
Prior to graduate school, Whitney worked for Fox Sports Detroit as a production assistant and at WTVS-Detroit Public Television, assisting in business development, and acting as a producer and on-air talent.
In May 2010, Whitney earned a Bachelor's in Comparative Literature in 2010 from the University of Michigan in her hometown of Ann Arbor. While in school, she joined the Ann Arbor Film Festival staff and worked with the experimental film festival until 2009. During her senior year, she reported for the Michigan Daily and Michigan Independent Magazine covering gay rights, Michigan politics and high profile legal cases.
When Whitney isn't reporting, she's a passionate Michigan fan, avid golfer and voracious news consumer. She loves broadcast television and craves a good story. Whether it's an injustice in your neighborhood, a trend you've recognized or something you find inspirational, Whitney wants to cover the stories that matter to you. Feel free to email her at email@example.com anytime. She's always willing to take a closer look.
Take that last bite of a pazcki. Put your Mardi Gras beads away. In the shadow of one of the most sinful nights of the year comes Ash Wednesday – the official start of Lent.
Prince George's County police are identifying three people who were found dead this weekend in a Capitol Heights apartment.
Snow fatigue has set in as communities all around the D.C. area are still digging out of the snow.
AG Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department: same-sex spouses cannot be compelled to testify against each other, should be eligible to file for bankruptcy jointly and are entitled to the same rights and privileges as federal prison inmates in opposite-sex marriages.
As D.C. area residents were enjoying an unseasonably warm Sunday, transportation officials are warning of snow expected at the start of the work week and are urging motorists to plan ahead.