Jummy Olabanji is a member of the News4 Today team, reporting each morning from the Live Desk.
A native of Fairfax County, Olabanji has spent most of her life in Virginia, attending Westfield High School and Virginia Tech. She earned a Master's degree in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University.
Olabanji started her journalism career as an intern for NBC4. She has also worked for CNN, WTKR-TV in Norfolk, WCAV-TV in Charlottesville and WNBC-TV in New York, where she anchored the weekend evening newscasts.
She has been honored for her work with two national Edward R. Murrow Awards for breaking news anchor coverage, two Virginia Associated Press Awards and seven EMMY Awards.
Olabanji is an advocate for organ donation and sits on the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Along with her husband, Olabanji lives in Washington, D.C.