Jonah Gilmore joined NBC Local 33 and Fox 44 as a Reporter/Multimedia Journalist in April 2019. A native of New Orleans, Jonah is excited to be back home in Louisiana.
Jonah began his career at WWL-TV in New Orleans. There, he worked as a production assistant, working alongside talented journalists who helped hone his skillset. After two years, Jonah landed his first on-air job at the NBC affiliate in Midland, Texas.
Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Jonah credits Dillard University for his journalism foundation. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Dillard University in New Orleans and Master of Arts in Professional Communication and Digital Media from Texas Southern University in Houston, TX.
Since being back in the great state of Louisiana, Jonah has covered a wide range of stories including the historical passing of the City of St. George, the first animal to test positive for Covid-19 in the state and Hurricane Sally. During Hurricane Sally, Jonah provided live coverage for nearly two dozen Nexstar stations across the country doing nearly 75 live shots in three days.
Jonah has worked with several nonprofit organizations, giving back to the communities he serves.
In December 2019, Jonah placed second in the Celebrity Lip-Sync battle, raising nearly $2,000, benefiting the American Cancer Society. He has also participated in fundraisers for the NAACP and YWCA to help bail mothers out of jail during the holidays.
As a Children’s Defense Fund Beat the Odds Scholar, Jonah is an advocate for children’s survival, protection and development. No matter what city he lives in, Jonah is always ready to jump in the community, help his people and tell their stories as they become a part of his life’s journey.
Jonah is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.
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