KaMaria Braye joined WAVY in Sept. 2022. You can catch her reporting weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
She came to the Hampton Roads area from the Midwest and is happy to be in a warmer climate.
KaMaria was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
KaMaria received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Lincoln University of Missouri. She received her master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri- Columbia (Mizzou).
While at Mizzou, she was a reporter and anchor for KOMU-TV.
She’s also a former reporter at KTTC/KXLT News in Rochester, MN.
KaMaria received an Emmy nomination and SPJ Award for her coverage of the civil unrest and protests in Minneapolis, following the death of George Floyd. She also covered the Derek Chauvin trial.
Some fun facts about KaMaria, is that she is a former college tennis player, and a former HBCU queen, who served as Miss Lincoln University of Missouri.
She enjoys watching and participating in pageants as a contestant and judge. She enjoys service activities that involve the youth and is a former Elementary Tutor for AmeriCorps and has been a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
She’s a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the National Association of Black Journalists.