Bio: Heather Black

Heather Black
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Heather was born in Greensboro, North Carolina and later moved to Hamilton, Mississippi in 2001 after her parents divorced. She has also lived in Starkville and Columbus in the past 11 years so she is very familiar with the Golden Triangle area. She attended high school at Hamilton High, Heritage Acedemy for two years, and then graduated from Starkville High School in 2007. Heather was suppose to start her college career at the Art Institution of Boston in Boston, Massachusetts where she received a scholarship for Photography. Unfortunatly, a year’s tuition was more than the scholarship so she decided to go to Mississippi State University. Her freshmen year she was in the Day One Leadership program learning to give back to the community and becoming a leader. It was not until a few years in college she decided to change her major from International Business to persue her degree in Communication for Broadcasting and Journalism.

Heather first came to WCBI working behind the scences as a News Production Assistant. She spent a year and a half working behind the cameras so she could better her career when she got in front of the camera. On the weekends she would volunteer her time to go out with videographers and other reporters to learn more about how to be a news reporter. After a six month internship in the news room she decided to apply for a job as a WCBI reporter. She is currently our part-time news reporter while she is working towards finishing her degree in Broadcasting and Journalism at Mississippi State Univeristy.

In her spare time Heather enjoys exercising especially running. She is an active member at her church, Evangel where she sings in the choir and helps lead small groups for unmarried singles in her church. She gives all her thanks to God who has brought her this far in her career. She enjoys meeting new people in the community and loves being able to give individuals a voice to tell their stories.

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