If you’ve ever watched the morning or afternoon news on ABC or CBS, then chances are you’ve seen Adrienne Bankert. She is a well-known journalist and a renowned philanthropist. Since the early 2000s, Bankert has been a prominent figure in the television industry. As a journalist, Bankert has been covering the latest national and international news. In 2011, she was recognized for her coverage of the Ebola outbreak in the U.S. She also appeared on “Great Morning Britain” in 2018.
Bankert began her career at KCRA-TV in Sacramento, California. While working there, she developed her ability to ad lib at breaking news speeds. After moving to Dallas, she started at KTVT, where she became the anchor of the morning program. Then, in 2015, she joined the ABC News Network as a correspondent. Bankert is currently the national news correspondent for the network.
Among the many accomplishments of Bankert, she’s been awarded an Emmy for her coverage of the Jaycee Dugard kidnapping. Before working for the network, she was a reporter for Hearst Television in Fort Worth, Texas. She’s been interviewed by a number of high profile personalities, including Oprah Winfrey and Owen Wilson.
Bankert has a bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies from the University of Southern California. She’s a member of the Juvenile Justice Chaplaincy and the nonprofit Loving Individuals Giving Help Together (LIGHT). Aside from her career as a journalist, she’s also involved in a variety of charitable events, community service activities, and social projects. She’s also the president of her foundation, which promotes positive well being in her community.
When she was growing up, Bankert was fascinated by female writers. Her parents would watch television news together, and Bankert took a liking to watching the programs. She’s now a recognizable face in the broadcast industry, and one of the richest journalists in the United States.
Bankert was born on May 6, 1979, in Sacramento, California. She grew up in a family of six siblings. She attended Wheatland High School and the University of Southern California. She is an African American.
After graduating from college, Bankert started her career as a journalist. Her first job was as a traffic reporter at KCRA-TV. Later, she was hired by Good Morning America, where she served as the show’s host. From there, she was named the weekend anchor for Good Morning America. Bankert was the first reporter to join the network’s national system. During her time at the station, she expanded her presentation and reporting skills, and she gained a wide portfolio.
She’s been involved in several charity organizations, and has volunteered at the Red Cross and the Family Learning Center. Bankert also founded the nonprofit organization, LIGHT, which is designed to help “Loving Individuals Giving Help Together.”
Bankert is a well-known philanthropist. She has been a part of the Sacramento Helping Hands nonprofit organization, which supports children’s charities. She has been involved with a number of other non-profit organizations, such as the Carter Blood Car. She also founded her own non-profit organization, LIGHT, which assists abused and neglected children.