Gabrielle Franklin

reporter in South Carolina

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She has a nose for news. As a child, Gabrielle was always curious about what was going on around the world. Now as a television news reporter, Gabrielle makes a living out of her passion and curiosity.

Gabrielle works as a capitol MMJ at WCIA-TV in Springfield, IL. She covers political stories involving the state of Illinois for Nexstar television stations.

Before joining WCIA, Gabrielle worked as a general assignment and statehouse reporter in her hometown of Columbia, SC as reporter and an MMJ/weekend anchor at WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, WV.

Gabrielle received her B.A. in Mass Communication with a minor in Business Administration from Winthrop University in 2015. During her time at Winthrop, she created a video production service, served as an anchor, reporter and producer for Winthrop Close Up, and served as the secretary for Winthrop's Association of Black Journalists.

Gabrielle enjoys meeting and serving viewers around the state. She is eager to continue delivering compelling coverage in the field.

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  • Work
    • Illinois
  • Education
    • Winthrop University