I have always been a big dreamer and in following my own ambitions, I have developed a love for pushing others to do the same.
I decided I wanted to be a journalist back when I was in the fourth grade. My teacher had us do a weekly current events assignment, which a loved. As a shy, reserved kid, that task, along with reading writing commanded my attention. My teacher encouraged me to pursue a career in journalism, and the journey began.
As a young child growing up in Minneapolis, along with countless hours of power rangers, I spent a lot of time reading newspapers and watching the local news. My mother says I would often ask her, “How do I get inside the TV?”
Determined to make my dream a reality, I got my degree in broadcast journalism. With the encouragement of my parents, I studied at Tougaloo College, a private, Christian-based, historically black college in my birthplace of Jackson, MS.
I landed my first reporting job at WABG-TV in Greenville, MS, which led me to my second station in Biloxi. There, I covered the devastation left from Hurricane Katrina, and also got the opportunity to work with a sister station in Birmingham, AL.
From the Gulf Coast I was given an anchoring role for a FOX affiliate in Lansing, MI. My time there led me back to Mississippi, where I worked WJTV-TV in the state’s capitol city. My time there gave me one-of-a-kind experience in my field, and allowed me to meet some amazing people along the way. I was also blessed with the chance to work with other stations within the company in cities like KLFY News 10 in Lafayette, LA and WISH-TV in Indianapolis, IN.
There are so many wonderful teachers, family members, and chance encounters that have played a major role in my achievements. I am forever grateful and have committed myself to helping others make their dreams a reality as well.
All of that time equipped me with the experience I needed to achieve a longtime dream of working in Dallas, TX. It’s the perfect fusion of southern charm, and big city living. These were two things that were a major part of my childhood.
It is a great honor to be part of the Good Day team, and I look forward to getting to know the people of Texas.
You can reach me Terrance.Friday@foxtv.com
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