Javanté Ingram is the new Traffic Anchor at ABC 33/40. The New Orleans native is excited to call the Magic City her new home.
Javanté graduated Cum Laude from Belhaven University earning her degree in communication. Go Blazers!
Before joining the ABC 33/40 news team in January 2016, Javanté served as morning and noon news anchor at WTVA in neighboring Mississippi. During her tenure there, she covered major stories such as the devastating April 2014 tornadoes that ripped through North Mississippi, as well as the fatal shooting of a Tupelo police officer.
Javanté is an award winning journalist, having been recognized by the Associated Press in the following categories: Best Franchise Reporting, Best Reporter, Best News Photography, Best General News Story and Best Feature Story.
Javanté is very passionate about giving back to the community. While in the Magnolia state she sat on the Corporate Board for: The Boys and Girls Club, Civic Ballet Company and Doniphan Dance Project. In 2015, Javanté took home the top prize in a competition raising money for the Boys and Girls Club called "Dance Like the Stars." The former ballerina won the dance competition with a Salsa routine and raised over $18,000 for the Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi, more money than any other news personality in the event's history.
Javanté also volunteered with a number of civic organizations including: The American Red Cross, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Make A Wish Foundation, American Heart Association, MADD, Journey of Hope, Junior Auxiliary and the Mississippi State University Leadership Camp.
Keep up with Javanté on Facebook at Javanté Ingram ABC3340 and Twitter @JIngramABC3340.