Brandi Hitt

Correspondent, ABC NewsOne

Award-winning journalist Brandi Hitt is a network correspondent based in the Los Angeles bureau. Since joining ABC News in 2012, Hitt’s assignments have taken her across the globe, covering the passing of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, California's devastating drought and wildfires, Hurricane Sandy, and the theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado.

Before joining ABC News, Hitt was a reporter and anchor at KTLA (2010-2012), where she received an Emmy and 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.

Brandi is originally from Lodi, California and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. She received her degree in Mass Communication/Journalism from Fresno State. Brandi 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 Brandi’s passion for journalism that continues today.