If you’ve tuned in to WTOC’s THE News at Daybreak lately, then you’ve noticed a new face. She’s Brandi Cummings, and she’s swiftly making a name for herself at the station.
“I have joined an amazing morning team, they have been so accepting of me,” said Cummings. “I appreciate their patience with me as I learn the pronunciations of streets and towns in this area.”
Cummings came to Savannah in September 2011, after completing a stint at WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C., where she was a reporter, anchor and host. An award-winning journalist, Cummings can also be seen each Wednesday on THE News at Six as she reports on the area’s Top Teacher, and on Thursdays on THE News at Six with Hometown Hero.
A native of Augusta, Ga., Cummings is a cum laude graduate of Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA., graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in Mass Media Arts.
During her time in Columbia, Cummings was host of a community affairs show called Awareness, and in July 2010, her love for young girls and dream of creating a program to motivate and uplift them was brought to fruition when 35 girls, ages 12-16 years old attended the first ever “Loving Me Seminar.” In it, they learned about financial literacy, etiquette, selfesteem and health.
She is also a published author, having released Straight to the Heart: Life & Love in which she uses the voice of a young woman to explore questions about self-identity and love. Cummings has already started working with the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Coastal Empire. She will soon be doing a seminar with the girls.
“The viewers have welcomed me with open arms. It’s a great feeling to know that you are accepted.”
Cummings is a welcomed addition to the “Hostess City of the South,” and we at The Savannah Tribune wish her much success.