Autria Godfrey Biography
Autria Godfrey is an Emmy Award-winning news Anchor of Good Morning Washington and ABC7 News at Noon.
She came to WJLA in 2011 from CBS Newspath and Fox News Edge where she was a freelance reporter and producer.
Prior to moving mornings, she served as weekend anchor and reporter. She is traveled to Nashville to cover the Country Music Awards, reported live from Dallas for the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library, and anchored ABC7’s continuous coverage during the Navy Yard Shooting. Her political reporting during Vote 2012 earned her an Emmy nomination.
During the past few years, she has covered everything from the midterm elections of 2010 to the rescue of the Chilean miners. Before that, she was White House/Congressional correspondent for the Tribune Broadcasting Washington D.C. Bureau.
From crisscrossing the country covering presidential and vice-presidential debates to braving the frigid temperatures of Inauguration Day on the national mall, Autria had a display row seat to history in the making as she covered Campaign 2008 for Tribune’s 23 television stations.
She got her spring in Charlottesville, VA where she served as reporter, weekend anchor and finally morning anchor of Good Morning Charlottesville.
During those two years, she covered the Virginia “Tech shootings”, “the death of Reverend Jerry Falwell”, and “the visit by Queen Elizabeth II to historic Williamsburg”.
She’s a proud graduate of Texas A $ M University “Gig ‘Em” and studied at American University as part of the Washington Semester Program. She and her husband Paul live in Washington, DC.
Autria Godfrey Age
She is an Emmy Award-winning news Anchor of Good Morning Washington and ABC7 News at Noon.
Godfrey was born in 1984 and celebrates her birthday on 28 December every year. Autria Godfrey 34 years old as of 2018.
Autria Godfrey Family
Autria was born in 1984 to a middle-class family. When she was growing up, she had been interested in debates and received extra school credit for work she contributed to her local newspaper.
For instance on 26 October 2015, she tweeted about supporting her dad, who was battling cancer for the second time.
Autria Godfrey Married | Autria Godfrey Husband |Autria Godfrey Wedding Ring
In 2008, she married fellow anchor Scott Thuman, after having dated for quite some years. After the wedding, she started to use the name Autria Thuman professionally. Although there was much talk about their wedding and plans for children, they began to have troubles and divorced in February of 2012.
Autria Godfrey Education
Autria is a graduate of the Texas A&M University, and she also studied at the American University in as part of the Washington semester program.
Autria Godfrey Net Worth
Autria summons a commanding net worth for her media credentials. She has an estimated net worth of $90, 000 thousand dollars as of 2019.
After graduating from Texas A&M, she caught the eye of Charlottesville producers and they gave her a start, working initially as a weekend anchor for Good Morning Charlottesville.
She was eventually bumped up to the role of lead anchor. Her estimated net worth as of 2019 is under review it will be updated soon.
She received praise for her reporting work on the show, but her most notable work was covering the following events: The Virginia Tech shootings; The death of Reverend Jerry Falwell & The visit by Queen Elizabeth II to historic Williamsburg.
She covered the US 2008 presidential election and was seen to be one of the most intelligent reporters on the campaign trail. In 2013, she as famously hired to replace her ex-husband as lead anchor for the Good Morning Washington program and (ABC7 News @ Noon).
Autria Godfrey Awards
Autria’s media journey grabbed a new height when she bagged an Emmy nomination for her political reporting during Vote 2012.
Later on, she had her hands on Emmy Award which played as a silver lining of her splendid professional media career.
It is evident that Autria Godfrey summons a commanding net worth for her media credentials. Though her actual earnings remain confined, the average salary of WJLA employees crosses the figure of $90K.
Given Autria’s standard, it’s apparent that she bags few more than that.
Autria Godfrey Legal Troubles | Autria Godfrey Faces Intoxication Charge
In February 2017, she was arrested for public intoxication.
It is said the charges stem from her returning to a venue with her friends on a ‘girls night’, that she had already been removed from that night due to intoxication.
According to police, they had asked her to leave the venue as she was starting fights, and was told to not return to the bar. However, she did return, and they immediately arrested her, suggesting she could sleep off the alcohol in a cell.
When asked for a comment Shamia Holoway, the community relations director for WJLA, stated that the station would not be commenting on any person or personal issues.
Although she was arrested, she was not officially charged. Her hearing date was set for 9 May 2017, and she is expected to seek that the issue not be recorded on her permanent record.
Contrary to popular belief, she is not related to late broadcaster Arthur Godfrey.
Autria Godfrey Articles
Neil Prescott, Maryland mass shooting suspect, arrested
wjla.com — by Brad Bell, Autria Godfrey, Richard Reeve, Kris Van CleaveNeil Prescott is accused of threatening a supervisor.
Authorities in Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties have foiled what they believe would have been a mass shooting by a man who was about to be fired from his job, police sources tell ABC 7 News.
Law enforcement sources tell ABC 7’s Brad Bell that the suspect, Neil Prescott, 28, was taken into custody in Crofton on Thursday night.
FAMILY FOOTSTEPS: Mother follows in daughter’s footsteps as D.C. firefighter
wjla.com — Jacqueline Pinnix (left) and Jalisa Pinnix (courtesy photo)WASHINGTON (ABC7) — A mother, beaming with pride, as her 27-year-old daughter Jalisa Pinnix graduates from the DC Fire Academy.
Six long months of rigorous training, all inspired Jalisa says, by her mom.“My mom inspired me, even though she wasn’t on the fireside, she was still within the department,” Pinnix said.
Like father, like daughter! Loudoun County woman joins sheriff’s office
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