C’est la vie.
It’s the motto stitched throughout the life of EMMY award winning journalist DeJonique Garrison’s life. Affectionately known as DeJ, this NOLA native credits her enate curiosity, a well-read grandmother, and a chance meeting with Hoda Kotb at an elementary school career fair as the pillars that formed her passion of service through storytelling. DeJ graduated from Clark Atlanta University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. She went on to earn her Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University in 2014.
DeJ freelanced for outlets including USA Today, Texas Tribune and Military Times before heading south to WFXG in Augusta, Georgia. There, she spent 2.5 years as a multimedia journalist. In 2017, DeJ would go on to serve as an anchor/investigative reporter for KJAC NBC in Beaumont, TX. In 2020, she was promoted to the 5, 6, and 10pm anchor on KBMT ABC.
When she’s not busy following the latest news, DeJ enjoys traveling, trying new recipes and exploring wellness practices to incorporate into her self-care routine.