Correspondent, ABC NewsOne
Award-winning journalist Brandi Hitt is an ABC NewsOne correspondent based in the Los Angeles bureau. Since joining ABC News in 2012, Hitt’s assignments have included the movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado, Penn State’s sex abuse scandal and the 2012 Presidential election.
Before joining ABC News, Hitt was a reporter and anchor at KTLA (2010-2012), where she received L.A.’s Golden Mike Award. She also worked as an anchor and reporter at KOVR in Sacramento (2005-2010). Hitt flew into Afghanistan to interview injured U.S. troops for the series “Midnight Mission to Afghanistan,” and her work in Sacramento was recognized with two Emmy Awards. During her time at KMPH in Fresno (2003-2005), she helped launch the morning newscast “Great Day,” and was promoted from reporter to anchor.
Hitt is originally from Lodi, California and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband. She received her degree in mass communication/journalism from Fresno State. She knew she wanted to be a reporter when she was just eight years old after watching “Murphy Brown.” The TV show character sparked her interest broadcast news, but it was watching local newscasts every night with her parents that ignited a passion for journalism that continues today.