Brigette Namata anchors the KHON2 news at 5pm and 9pm, and the 7pm hour on KHII.
She joined the news team in 2014 as a “one-man band:” shooting, writing, and editing her own stories in addition to being in front of the camera. Brigette worked her way up to reporter, then fill-in anchor before becoming a full-time evening anchor in 2018.
“As a reporter, I love telling stories that matter and having a positive impact on the community. Being on the anchor desk allows me to connect with viewers even more,” she says.
A career highlight includes taking part in a prestigious Loyola Law School fellowship for journalists that had her working alongside colleagues from major network news organizations and broadcast channels.
Growing up in the suburbs outside of Washington D.C., Brigette was just 8 years old when she set her sights on becoming a journalist.
“This is what I was born to do. I want to make a difference, one story at a time,” she adds.
When she’s not chasing down a lead, the Marymount University graduate and trained dancer loves eating, singing (off-key) and petting every dog she sees.
The award-winning journalist is also a self-proclaimed thrill-seeker who has been hang gliding and skydiving, and wants to do both again.
But if we’re being honest, you’ll most likely find her sleeping. “I’m the queen of naps.”