Georgiaree Godfrey- Multimedia Journalist - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Georgiaree Godfrey- Multimedia Journalist

Georgiaree Godfrey joined the WTOC newsteam in October 2015 as a multimedia journalist covering both the Lowcountry and Savannah Metro news.

Gigi, as she's called by friends and coworkers, was born in the Bronx and spent some time living in Staten Island, New York. She was in for culture shock when her family relocated to Columbia, South Carolina when she was in second grade. She jokes about how her classmates always wanted her to talk because she had a strong "yankee" accent. But that accent would soon wither away as she became assimilated into Southern culture and now prides herself as a modern Southern Belle.  

She graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a bachelor of arts in mass communications. During her freshman year, Hurricane Katrina devastated both the city of New Orleans and the university's campus. She spent most of her college career there helping with recovery efforts and using the mass comm department to help tell the stories of those who lost everything.

Between completing school at XULA and starting graduate school at Emerson College in Boston, Gigi gave birth to a little boy, who shares the same birthday as her favorite artist Bob Marley. She completed the journalism master's program at Emerson in 2013 and landed her first job in Springfield, Massachusetts shortly after. As a bureau reporter there, she covered everything from agriculture to the rise in opioid addiction, which prompted the MA governor to issue a state of health emergency.

After a year in the bitter New England cold, Gigi traded in her goosedown coat for shorts and tank-tops pursuing a job in Tallahassee, Florida, where she reported, produced, and anchored.

Even though she's been all over the east coast, Gigi is happy to call the C-port region home. She laughs at how close she is to Columbia, but still far enough away that her family can't just pop up unannounced. Her favorite food is sour gummi worms (yes it's candy). She's a trained dancer, being involved in the arts for more than 15 years. She served on the executive board for a chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists while in New England and has attended numerous journalism conferences and conventions across the country.

When she's not at work, you can probably catch her and her son Aiden cruising in her convertible trying to find the best places to eat. Have a story idea shoot her a message ggodfrey@wtoc.com.

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