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From reporting on the harsh winters of the Midwest, to flying with the Blue Angels in Mississippi, to producing a documentary of President Obama's inaugural ceremonies in Washington, DC, WSFA-TV's newest reporter Tametria Conner has covered it all. She has reporting and anchoring experience at three stations: WICS in Springfield, Illinois, WTOK in Meridian, Mississippi and our Raycom station WDAM in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.  In fact, she grew up in Hattiesburg, so she certainly is familiar with Alabama. Tametria holds a B.A. in Communication with an emphasis on Broadcasting from Berry College and has a Masters Degree in Public Affairs/Governmental Reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

In addition to her two degrees, Tametria has earned seven top Mississippi Associated Press Broadcast awards including earning the "Best Investigative Report" in the state for 3 straight years. Her investigative series "Chaos in the Classroom" which exposed corruption within the Meridian Public School District, gained statewide and regional attention. Tametria is not afraid to ask the tough questions, and she enjoys reporting on issues that create change and have a great impact to the community.

Within three months of being on the job here at WSFA 12 News, Tametria covered the jailing of about a dozen Immigration Law protestors outside of the Alabama Statehouse. That live breaking news coverage earned her the top 2011 Alabama Associated Press Broadcast award for "Best Spot News."

In June of 2011, Tametria served as one of 12 UNITY Journalists of Color, Inc. who reported on the United Nations Global HIV/AIDS Conference in New York City, in which Tametria interviewed Former President Bill Clinton and Grammy award-winning artist Alicia Keys.

Tametria says being a journalist is a lifestyle for her and she's the same way on air as she in person. So when you see her, please speak to her and hold a conversation because she doesn't meet any strangers and love to hear from people in the community. She is always in the community and has served as a moderator, program host, pageant judge, and motivational speaker. Tametria is the founder of Keeping it 100 Ministries: It's a Real Movement and Girls In Heels Etiquette Mentoring Program which she started at Washington Middle School in Springfield, IL. Her hobbies include exercising, singing, volunteering and church activities.

Tametria is thrilled to be back in the South and she looks forward to serving the WSFA-TV viewing area. Please e-mail her at tconner@wsfa.com with any news story ideas or just to say hello!

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