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. 

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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.   
  • 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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