Jummy Olabanji Joins WNBC As Weekend Anchor

By Chris Ariens 

Jummy Olabanji is leaving ABC’s D.C. affiliate WJLA to join NBC New York flagship WNBC next month, TVSpy has learned.

Olabanji, who joined WJLA and NewsChannel 8 in 2011, currently co-anchors the morning and noon news.

For WNBC, she’ll anchor the weekend newscasts taking over for Jen Maxfield who has been filling in.

Before WJLA, Olabanji was a reporter and anchor at WTKR-TV in Norfolk and WCAV-TV in Charlottesville. She started her career as a news assistant at CNN’s Washington D.C. bureau.

Olabanji’s last day with WJLA is April 21. She starts at WNBC April 26.