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.
Angela King is Birmingham's premier brow expert and make up artist. She has been in the industry for 14 years and is renowned across the Magic City for creating perfect brows on her clients. Angela is an entrepreneur and loves helping her clients look their best. "I always tell people not to be trendy with their brows," she explains. "Your brows frame your face, and you need the right shape to suit your face." She has also graced the pages of Southern Living Magazine, B-Metro as a model; and worked as the lead make-up artist for Showtime Boxing and NBC Sport's broadcasts.
Ashley Watkins Umbach
Ashley Watkins Umbach is a recovering medical defense lawyer who recruits physicians at OnBoard Healthcare. She attended the University of Virginia and the University of Alabama School of Law. She and Trip have three sons: Swede, Warren and Dow. Her family describes her as sassy and impatient, an obnoxious grammar nerd with a phenomenal sense of smell. She hates glitter and checking baggage and loves gin and tonics, Jazzercise, sailing and dogs with long snouts. She takes a special interest in groups that support research in the areas of ovarian cancer, autism, and liver disease.
Gage Smith is an account executive at Royal Cup Coffee and Tea. She is a native of Birmingham and a graduate of Washington & Lee University. In addition to the Boys & Girls Club of Central Alabama, Gage serves on the Junior Board of Lakeshore Foundation. She is a member of Rotaract, Young Philanthropists, and serves as president of the Washington & Lee Birmingham Alumni Chapter. Gage attends Cathedral Church of the Advent and lives in Birmingham with her rescue dog, Manning.
Ronnie O. Rice, Ph.D., J.D.
Ronnie O. Rice, Ph.D., J.D., works with Alexander Shunnarah Injury Lawyers, P.C. located in the firm’s corporate headquarters in downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Rice has a Bachelor of Arts in Phsycology from Morehouse College (Atlanta, GA) as well as a Juris Doctorate from Miles School of Law (Birmingham, AL). Dr. Rice enjoys volunteering his time with programs such as the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama, the United Dreamers Foundation, and 100 Black Men of Birmingham. In his spare time, Dr. Rice enjoys running, reading, public speaking, and most importantly- spending time with his
“Karim Shamsi-Basha grew up playing and watching the game of choice in the Middle East: Soccer. When he came to America in 1984 at age 18, his knowledge of baseball was limited. He later would have to understand the game in order to be able photograph it.
Karim’s honors are many. He has written and photorgaphed extensively for several print and online publications including Sports Illustrated, People, Time, Southern Living, The Alabama News Center and the Birmingham News/al.com.
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