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Letitia Perry

News Center 7 Anchor

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.

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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

Latest from Letitia Perry

Smartphone confusion costing you?

Between talking, texting and playing games, the high-tech hustle and bustle of the Boone family is costing around $240 a month.  Amy Boone would like to pay less, but she finds all the smartphone plans confusing. "It's a puzzle within a puzzle within a puzzle," said Boone.  It is a ...

Ohio law says corporal punishment is allowed as the adult in charge, "does not create a substantial risk to the health of safety of the child." However, there are so many variables in how to interpret the law, most school leaders have banned corporal punishment.

When is corporal punishment abuse?

Corporal punishment was once acceptable at home and at school. Today, some forms of discipline that were accepted back then, are not only  unacceptable, but they are illegal. Recently, a local high school teacher was caught on video tape punching a disabled student. The teacher was charged with abuse and ...

Volunteers Spread Holiday Help

Dozens of volunteers met at the Holt Street Miracle Center on Saturday to pass out free Thanksgiving food baskets to people who are in need.Volunteers from Carroll High School, Wright Patterson Air Force Base and community leaders all met to hand out boxes filled with turkeys and canned food items.The ...

Community Pulls Together To Help Injured Officers

Authorities said a police chase ended when officers crashed into a tree in Champaign County, in July. On Wednesday night, the community will come together to help the officers out by holding a benefit in their honor.Not only is the physical therapy painful but the cost of the recovery is ...

 
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