Veteran WAGA anchor Portia Bruner will host her own show, which will be called Portia, starting this fall.
“Portia will be an exciting, locally-produced addition to our line-up,” said senior vice president and general manager, Bill Schneider. “Fox 5 produces more local news than any other station in Atlanta—and this show will extend our commitment to serving the north Georgia community.”
Portia will air weekdays at 1 p.m. and will be available to stream on Fox Soul. The show will be a community-minded lifestyle program, focusing particularly on the needs of Black women in Atlanta. The Atlanta Fox owned station said the show intends to “inform, uplift and enlighten through conversations about faith, family, health, wellness and social issues that affect all of the station’s viewers. Newsmakers and community leaders will make frequent appearances to lend their expertise on specific topics.”
“The opportunity to enhance and fortify the lives of Black women with meaningful and transparent conversations is truly a blessing—and one that I don’t take for granted,” said Bruner. “I’ve learned from experience when we open up about our lives, our tests and our testimonies, other women are motivated and even inspired. I’m humbled and thrilled to be able to share stories with the mission of leaving every woman informed and empowered.”
Bruner started working at WAGA in 2003. During her time there, she’s anchored the Noon newscast and reported for the nightly newscasts. Before joining WAGA, she was the consumer reporter for WTKR in Norfolk, Va. Before that, she worked as an anchor and reporter for WAPT in Jackson, Miss. She started her career in broadcasting as a researcher and producer in the consumer news unit for WRC in Washington, D.C.