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Jummy Olabanji Biography
Jummy Olabanji is an experienced broadcast journalist. She majorly specializes in Video Production Broadcast, Writing and Media Branding.
Jummy Olabanji Age
Jummy was born on 22nd April 1984,she is hence 36 years old as of 2020.
Jummy Olabanji Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $1 Million Dollars.
Jummy Olabanji Husband
She has been married to Darren since 2017. The couple lives in Manhattan, NY, they have been living quite a blissful life.
After her recent intimate nuptials with longtime beau, Darren, Jummy hasn’t been able to stop herself from gushing about him every now and then.
Jummy Olabanji Early Life
Jummy was born in Toronto and was raised in Fairfax County, Virginia, with her brother. Little is known of her childhood. Her parents are both Nigerian. Though born in Toronto, Jummy considers DC as her hometown. She currently lives with her husband, Darren Sands in Manhattan, NY. The pair had married in 2017.
Jummy Olabanji Education
Jummy bagged her degree in Mass Communication, B.A, in Virginia Tech, after studying for a period of four years, from 2002-2006. She also has a Master’s degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University. While studying, her writing professor John Carlin served as an inspiration for her entering the world of journalism.
Jummy Olabanji Career
Jummy was an intern for four months at NBC Universal in 2005. She also interned at Media General (WSLS-TV) in Roanoke, Virginia. In May 2006, she became a News Assistant for CNN on “The Situation Room” and from 2006-2008, Jummy worked as an anchor reporter for WCAV-TV in Charlottesville, Virginia. In January 2013, she started work as an Adjunct Professor at Marymount University, teaching various undergraduate communication courses. She resumed work as an anchor and news reporter again for WJLA-TV, before joining NBC New York as an anchor / news reporter in 2017. She continues to work there till date.
Jummy Olabanji Other Works
She comes from a family with a history of kidney disease and this fact motivated her to participate in charity races to raise awareness and act as a fundraiser for those who suffer from the disease. In 2013, she signed with the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation and recognizing that the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in Washington, DC, was going to fall on her 30th birthday weekend in 2014, she started upping her mileage as she worked towards that goal.
A proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists & Virginia Tech Alumni Association, Jummy has six Capital Emmy Awards and two Virginia Associated Press Awards to her name. Soledad O’Brien, Tamron Hall, Richelle Carey and Hoda Kotb are few of her inspirations in the field of reporting. She produced her first story in March of 2005 & graduated in 2006.