ANITA BLANTON
 Resume EXPERIENCE WAVY-TV (NBC) Hampton Roads, VA January 9 2013 – Present Weekday Evening Anchor/Reporter Promoted from weekday anchor (4:30pm and 6pm) to weekday co-anchor 5pm, 8pm, and 11pm in March 2016 Co-anchor for WVBT-TV (FOX43) at 10pm Promoted from weekend anchor to weekday anchor (4:30pm and 6pm) in March 2013 Current anchor for the newly added 4pm newscast in addition to the 5:30pm newscast Primary fill-in anchor KOCO-TV (ABC) Oklahoma City, OK December 2008 – December 2012 Morning Anchor/Special Projects Reporter Co-anchors weekly morning news show (4:30am –7am) Primary fill-in for main evening anchor Special Projects Reporter for “What Matters to You” & “Believe in Oklahoma” Show has received the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Award for Best Morning News for the last three years and was also recognized as Best Morning Show by the OAPB In 2011, won three Society of Professional Journalists Awards for reporting WRIC-TV (ABC) Richmond, VA November 2006 – August 2008 Morning In-House Reporter/Fill-in Anchor Report/anchor daily for Good Morning Richmond (fast-paced 2hr newscast) and 8news at 9 (1 hr) Strong emphasis on breaking, unfolding, and developing stories taking place during newscast Primary Fill-In Anchor for Morning Anchors (weekday and weekend) Public Appearances KWTX-TV (CBS) Waco, TX March 2006 – November 2006 Lead Reporter/Fill-in Anchor Daily reporting with extensive live and breaking news experience Primary fill-in anchor for all newscasts Producing experience (Noon, 5p, 6p, and 10p newscasts) Non-linear editing experience KTXS-TV (ABC) Abilene, TX 2005-2006 Weekend Reporter Research and report stories for daily evening newscasts (Weds. -Sun.) Frequent live shot opportunities Strong emphasis on local news Community Appearances Linear editing experience EDUCATION Hampton University, Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications Bachelor of Arts, Broadcast Journalism/Minor: Political Science Graduated Magna cum Laude AWARDS Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters Best Morning Newscast 2009-2012 Oklahoma Association Press Broadcast Division Best Morning Newscast 2009-2011 Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists: 1st place Health Reporting (2011) 1st place Diversity Coverage (2011) 1st place Criminal Justice Reporting (2012) OTHER Member: National Association of Black Journalists, National Hampton Alumni Association, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc Featured singer- Oklahoma City Thunder NBA Team Board Member of the Mabel Bassett Correctional Facility, McLoud, Oklahoma ACE Certified Personal Trainer