Hope Ford is a journalist for Up Late news on 11Alive in Atlanta. Hope had the opportunity to join the 11Alive team in June of 2018.
Telling stories in a creative, engaging and always fair and factual way in what makes Hope enjoy every moment of being a journalist. As a multi-media journalist, Hope shoots, writes, edits almost all her stories on her own.
A Louisiana native, Hope graduated from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor’s in Mass Communication. She started in local radio, before working for KLFY in her hometown of Lafayette as a reporter and anchor. She then worked as a reporter and consumer investigative journalist at WFMY in Greensboro, NC before moving up in the company to their Atlanta sister station, WXIA.
In her nearly 10 years as a journalist, she’s covered hurricanes, presidential candidates, large scale protests, murder trials, as well as heartwarming stories of survival, organ transplants, and adopted children struggling to find their birth parents. She’s gone up against major companies like AirBNB and chased down contractors and scammers who dare to take advantage of others. Hope’s stories have gained national attention and picked up by national outlets including USA Today, CBS News, NBC News, HuffPost, Buzzfeed and ESPN.
In her spare time, Hope advocates for mental health education and supporting pet adoption. She enjoys reading, working out, eating brunch at her favorite Sandy Springs spot with her 8-year-old chihuahua and getting kisses from her 2-year-old cat.
What story needs to be told? Reach out to Hope now:
Email | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Twitter | @hope_iam
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