Ngozi is an award-winning journalist currently working as a freelance host and reporter for the Big Ten Network in Chicago, Illinois.
Previously she worked a sports reporter/MMJ and fill-in anchor for WTVD, ABC11 Eyewitness News. During her three years in North Carolina, Ngozi covered the Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, college sports (UNC, Duke, NC State and NC Central) and high school sports in the Triangle. Her specialties include anchoring, live reporting, producing, writing, editing and shooting as a one-man-band journalist.
Ngozi enjoys creating and producing compelling multimedia and digital content, such as enterprise pieces and analysis, while utilizing her ability to connect with viewers through dynamic social media coverage (blogs, web videos, Twitter, Instagram, Periscope and Facebook). She was able to put these multifaceted skills to use while anchoring coverage of the Panthers' run to Super Bowl 50, the UNC men's basketball team's march to the 2017 NCAA Championship and 2016 NCAA title game, and she embedded with Duke men's basketball during the team's 2015 National Championship season.
Ngozi has covered several newsier stories for ABC 11. She produced a piece on a local pro soccer player’s efforts to raise money for LGBTQ organizations in the wake of HB2 and turned a feature story on Jessamyn Stanley, a yoga teacher and body positivity advocate working to challenge stereotypes in the yoga community. Ngozi also conducted a one-on-one interview with Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg ahead of the release of her new book, Option B.
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Before joining the ABC11 Eyewitness News team, Ngozi worked as a weekend sports anchor/reporter for KMVT in Twin Falls, Idaho. During her time in the Magic Valley, she earned multiple awards, including the 2013-14 Idaho State Broadcasters Association Award for Best News Story for "Playing for Cody." She also received second place honors from the Idaho Press Club for the 2012 "Rookie of the Year" award and second place in 2013 for "Best Sportscast."
In 2017, Ngozi created Who Would Have Thoughts?, a website and podcast catered towards women in media. The empowering space highlights female innovators through written Q&A's, articles and book reviews. Ngozi has interviewed celebrities like ESPN's Jemele Hill, Issa Rae, the Golden Globe nominated actress and star of HBO's Insecure, VICE Correspondent and Emergency Contact author Mary HK Choi and Brown Girls co-creators Fatimah Asghar and Sam Bailey about their work, the changing media climate and shifting roles for women in the industry for the "Who Would Have Thoughts?" podcast.
Ngozi has also worked for:
- ESPN (Digital Media Intern)
- Big Ten Network's Student U Productions (Sideline Reporter/Camera Operator)
- KVRR (General assignment Reporter/Intern)
- Arena Football League (Media Intern)
- The Sports Bank (Michigan State men's basketball beat writer)
- 13WMAZ (News Intern)
- Her Campus (Contributing Writer)
- The Macon Telegraph (News Intern)
Ngozi is a 2012 graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and a Sociology minor. During her time at Northwestern, Ngozi worked as an anchor and reporter for the award-winning campus TV show, "Sports Night." She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.