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HBCU Graduate April Ross Goes From Intern To Owner With The Purchase Of A Local Television Station

This HBCU graduate went from intern to owner! According to Black Business , April Ross is an Alabama State University graduate and the new owner of WJCN TV-33, a local television station based in LaGrange, Georgia. While attending the Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Ross worked as an intern at WJCN before ultimately taking a position as a production assistant and later a reporter. Ross would later go on to work as a reporter for a CBS affiliate, WRBL News-3, where she says one incident led her to the vision of owning her own t elevision station. In 2017, Ross encountered a situation where a deputy sheriff had been shot and quickly realized that there were no reporters around to cover the story. “My news reporter instincts took over and in the absence of any TV news outlets here to report on it, I covered it on Facebook Live, which helped my social media presence to grow in excess of 15,000 followers,” said Ross in an interview with ASU News. “This was the catalyst...

Shanique Yates

Jul 21, 2021