Yenu Wodajo - ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports

Yenu Wodajo

Yenu Wodajo is definitely a morning person! She is an award-winning journalist who anchors Good Morning Alabama beginning at 4:30 a.m.

Yenu joined the ABC 33/40 team in 2008 as a reporter and quickly became known for her creative live shots and storytelling. During her time in Birmingham, she has covered the trial and sentencing of former Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford and the effects of the massive BP oil spill. In 2009, she was selected to travel to Washington, DC, to report live during the inauguration of President Obama.

The Atlanta native came to ABC 33/40 from WMAZ in Macon, GA. While in Central Georgia, she developed a love for investigative reporting. Her work exposing houses left standing five years after condemnation spurred the city to action. Another showed how a utility company was earning millions of dollars in profits through online bill pay, a service that cost it virtually nothing. Perhaps her most memorable moment was scoring an exclusive interview with Oprah.

Yenu began her career in journalism as the special projects intern at WSB-TV. Soon after, she was offered a position on the assignment desk in one of the busiest newsrooms in the country.

When people ask Auburn or Alabama, Yenu's answer is always, "Go Dawgs!"  She is a proud graduate of the University of Georgia.  After college, she moved to Washington, DC, where she earned a master's degree from American University while also working for a scientific journal.

Yenu sits on the board of the Birmingham Association of Black Journalists, is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors and is a lifetime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, a non-profit, public service organization. She also enjoys volunteering with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of  America and Weimaraner Rescue of the South with her own little weim, Cosby.

Send e-mail to Yenu