Letitia Perry

Published: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 @ 12:11 PM

Letitia Perry

Born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, Letitia Perry is a product of the public school system. After graduating from Meadowdale High School in Dayton, she went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast/Cinematic Arts at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant. Michigan. 

 

During her final year of study there, she joined the staff of the CMU Public Broadcasting Center; with stations serving central and northern parts of the state, as well as parts of the northern-lower peninsula. 

 

While there, Letitia was a radio host for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as various programs on the television site of the operation. 

 

In 1992, Letitia moved to Columbus, Ohio, accepting a news producer position at WCBE-FM; licensed to the Columbus Board of Education. She continued in that capacity until her hometown return in 1996; accepting the position of News Director at WROU-FM and WRNB-FM. She was appointed Director of Community and Public Affairs four years later. 

 

Letitia made the move to WHIO-TV in Spring 2001; as a general assignment reporter. In 2006, she was named co-anchor of the 11 p.m. newscast with long-time anchor Jim Baldridge, and later with James Brown. She moved shifts again in the Summer of 2012, currently co-anchoring News Center 7 ‘s Daybreak Edition from 5-7 a.m. weekdays. 

 

Letitia is a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Dayton, and serves the community in many capacities. She enjoys traveling, shopping and reading. 

 

Letitia is also the proud mother of twins; Jade and Jewel. 

  

Q & A  

Where were you born?  

Dayton 

 

Where did you grow up?  

Dayton and Springfield 

 

What was your favorite TV show then?  

The Brady Bunch 

 

What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?  

News Anchor 

 

How might someone have described you in high school?  

Social Organizer 

 

What was your first job?  

Waitress at Four's Company, a locally owned sub shop 

 

What was your first job in television?  

Reporter - WHIO-TV 

 

What do you like about your job?  

The variety of news covered, and the ability to meet people from all walks of life. 

 

What do you not like about your job?  

Talking to people who have been struck by tragedy. 

 

What might people be surprised to know about you?  

I have twins 

 

What is the hardest thing you ever did?  

Held my mom as she went to heaven. 

 

What would be a perfect day for you?  

Quiet day at the beach with a good book. 

 

What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?  

Learn the art of persuasion and conversation. Perfect the ability to creatively write in a clear and concise manner, and articulate, enunciate, and appreciate the opportunity. 

 

If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it?  

A mix of reports on breaking news like shootings and fires, weather coverage during a winter storm, one-on-one interview with a political figure, a montage of anchoring, and several public service announcements for community groups.   

 

Favorites  

Favorite book: Quiet Strength by Tony Dungy  

Favorite CBS show: Two And A Half Men  

Favorite dream car: Lexus Luxury Utility LX edition  

Favorite food: Seafood, pasta  

Favorite hobby: Reading  

Favorite Miami Valley place: RiverScape  

Favorite movie: The Wiz  

Favorite music: R & B, Gospel  

Favorite travel destination: Jamaica

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