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.
I'll never forget spending New Years Eve outside the Bills locker room, hearing the roars when they found out they made the playoffs for the first time in 18 years. And I'll never forget the hundreds of fans who spent their first hours of 2018 welcoming the team home, despite freezing cold temperatures and feet of snow in Buffalo.
Human interest stories are my passion, and I've been fortunate to receive three New York Emmy Awards and three Edward R. Murrow Awards for sports reporting.
I am thrilled to be a part of the DFW community, and I'm looking forward to working with the many local charities. And I’m still involved with a regional philanthropy in Buffalo, 26Shirts.com.
Originally from Newton, Mass., I graduated from the University of Missouri, where I delivered the student commencement speech for the Missouri School of Journalism. Go Tigers.
I now reside in Dallas with my wife and our 150-pound newfoundland dog Bogey.
2) What are your interests? Sharing stories of incredible people doing incredible things. Random acts of kindness, strangers helping strangers, and the like. There’s enough bad in this world. I want to promote the best humanity has to offer.
Also: Golf. I’m obsessed. Love to watch. Love to play. Self-taught and still trying to crack 80.
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? Probably shouldn’t admit this but… I was part of a dance team in college. Hip-hop dance. Performed in front of thousands. But… I’m retired now. Please respect my retirement, if you see me at the club.
Also, I cut my own hair. So, if it looks bad…that's why.
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