Deirnesa Jefferson

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Deirnesa Jefferson joined the WCCB News Rising team in October 2022. She is a native Floridian and University of Central Florida alumna. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in legal studies. During her time at the University of Central Florida, Deirnesa worked as a multimedia journalist for Knightly News, the campus newscast for the University of Central Florida.

After graduation she started her journalism career in radio and landed her first job as a part time reporter for News 96.5 WDBO in Orlando, Fl. After her time there she transitioned to an on air role as a multimedia journalist at CBS 4 in Gainesville, FL. After two years there she continued her career in Augusta, GA at WJBF Channel 6. She’s covered a variety of stories including legislation, public safety, and community impact stories.

Deirnesa is excited to be a part of WCCB’s Rising morning team.