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Jonah Javad

There's more to life than sports, but life is better with sports in it.
Jonah Javad

Jonah Javad is a reporter / anchor at WFAA in Dallas, TX, specializing in sports.

1) Who are you?

I joined WFAA in March 2018, after nearly six years as a sports anchor/reporter at WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, NY.

Human interest stories are my passion. There’s enough bad in this world. I want to promote the best humanity has to offer. I'm constantly in awe of the remarkable, inspirational people we walk amongst each day!

Everyone has a story to tell and there is no greater purpose or point of pride for me than being trusted to share your stories with the north Texas community. I am thrilled to be a part of the DFW community, and look forward to continuing my work with local charities and initiatives who are helping change the world for the better

Through my storytelling and sportscast, I've been blessed and fortunate to receive five Emmy Awards and four Edward R. Murrow Awards.

Originally from Newton, Mass., I graduated from the University of Missouri, where I delivered the student commencement speech for the Missouri School of Journalism. MIZ!

I reside in Rockwall, Tex. with my wife and our 125-pound newfoundland dog.

2) What are your interests?

Golf. Playing golf. Watching golf. Talking about golf. Honorable mentions: cooking/grilling, traveling and EDM/dance music.

3) What do you like about working at WFAA?

Teamwork. Everyone here is immensely talented and they drive me to always be at my best. The collaboration involved is among the things that make this place special. By working together, communicating and sharing ideas, we’re able to provide the absolute best news coverage for our viewers.

4) What's one thing people would be surprised to learn about you? 

I was part of a hip-hop dance team in college. It's not as serious as it sounds, though we did perform in front of thousands of people. But if I did the Dougie now, I'd probably tear my ACL :(

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