Peabody and Emmy award-winning journalist, Brandi Hitt, has spent the last 12 years telling the stories that impact our lives.
Brandi first knew she wanted to be a journalist while watching the television show Murphy Brown as a child in Lodi, California. At 19, she was hired by KMPH as a video editor and weekend producer. At the same time, KMPH NewsRadio also hired her as a writer and reporter. By the time she graduated with her degree in Mass Communications and Journalism, Brandi was ready to step in front of the camera as a television journalist.
Her first on-air position was at KVEW in Tri-Cities, Washington, where Brandi worked as a weekend anchor and reporter. She hit the ground running, shooting and editing her own stories. Brandi also produced the newscasts she anchored.
Next, she moved back to Fresno to launch the new morning program "Great Day" on KMPH, where she served as anchor on the morning and noon newscasts.
At KOVR in Sacramento, Brandi launched and anchored the new 4 o'clock newscast and reported at night for their World and National desk, a position which sent her to the war in Afghanistan.
"She comes to work early, stays late, and pitches in whenever needed," says former News Director Steve Charlier. "I couldn't be happier with the quality of her work."
After two years at KTLA as an anchor/reporter in Los Angeles, ABC Network News hired her as a national correspondent, where she has reported from South Africa on the passing of Nelson Mandela, the 2012 Presidential election, the eye of Hurricane Sandy, Boston after the marathon bombing, and the tragic theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
Her work ethic has lead to a Peabody, three Emmys, and a Golden Mike Award.