Honora Gathings - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Honora Gathings

Honora Gathings is ABC 33/40's weekend anchor. She is also the station's investigative reporter.

Honora was born and raised in Birmingham. She graduated from Advent Episcopal Day School and Mountain Brook High School. After earning her bachelor's degree from Florida State University, she moved to New York to intern with ABC's "Good Morning America" and worked as a desk assistant for ABC News.

Honora then went on to get her master's degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University. In Boston, she covered politics for WFCR-FM and reported for Neighborhood Network News. Honora also reported for KECI-TV in Missoula, MT before returning to the South to complete a mini-documentary on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Her last job took her to South Bend, IN where she spent two years reporting for WSBT News.

Honora joined the ABC 33/40 news team in 2008. She covered the BP oil spill, bingo bribery trials, April 27 tornadoes, and Jefferson County bankruptcy. She was honored by the Alabama Broadcasters Association with Judge's Merit Award for Best Reporter in 2013. She later won an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award in 2014 for her Dynamite Hill series. It profiled several prominent African Americans who grew up in the area of Smithfield that was rattled by frequent bombings during the 1960s.

Honora has two young daughters. She loves introducing them to her favorite childhood spots.

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