Demetria Obilor is best known for her work as the Traffic Ensemble Anchor on ABC’s Channel 8. She made headlines in 2017 after her empowering response to body-shaming by a viewer. What facts from Demetria Obilor biography do you know?
Demetria Obilor is a journalist and a host who captured global audiences by anchoring newscasts, interviewing celebrities, and producing social media segments. The sought-after content she created made her a nationally recognized TV personality.
How did she become so successful? And is Demetria Obilor married?
- Profession: Journalist, anchor
- Demetria Obilor birthdate: 29 March 1991
- Place of birth: Kansas City, the USA
- Age: 29 years (as of September 2020)
- Height: 5 feet 4 inches
- Marital status: Not married
Demetria Obilor biography
Demetria comes from Kansas City, the USA.
Her father is Nigerian.
Her mother has a German-Lithuanian-Russian background.
She has three brothers:
In 2005, the family left Kansas City for Las Vegas.
What is Demetria Obilor age?
Demetria was born on 29 March 1991. As of September 2020, she is 29 years old.
In 2009, Demetria enrolled at Johnson Country Community College in Kansas. In 2010, she joined the University of Kansas, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Science in Broadcast Journalism (2012).
Career and Demetria Obilor new job
Her career on television began in January 2011. She worked as the Kansan Update correspondent on KUHJ-TV, a college station.
She was in charge of providing on-air broadcast for a special news update and covering top stories from the campus newspaper.
That same year, she got the position of a production technician. She managed an audio board, a teleprompter for news shows, edited scripts, wrote crawls, and recorded live sporting events for the news show.
Having so many talents and a great passion for work, Demetria also worked as a guest radio host for a morning radio program. She reviewed entertaining topics on-air with her audience.
She also worked as a multimedia journalist responsible for production, editing, and creating graphics for news packages with stand-ups and live interviews.
In 2013, she was hired by Hot 103 Jamz intern (Carter Broadcast Group) to write promotional on-air scripts for DJs, develop marketing strategies for contests, and interact with listeners.
From July 2013 to February 2014, she worked as a Traffic Reporter for KSHB-TV.
In July 2014, she left for Las Vegas, where she received a job at 8 News NOW (KLAS-TV). Here, she produced and reported traffic information.
She wrote and hosted a popular segment – What’s Driving You Crazy? and also presented social media trends in Trending Now.
In October 2017, she became a Traffic Ensemble Anchor for ABC’s WFAA in Dallas. She hosted a digital show, IAMSTILLUP Digital Show, highlighting the latest trends and pop culture.
Body shaming incident
In 2017, she was body-shamed by a viewer, Jan Shedd. In a now-deleted post, Shedd wrote:
“Has anyone seen Channel 8’s new morning traffic reporter? Her name is Demetria Obilor & she’s a size 16/18 woman in a size 6 dress and she looks ridiculous. I understand that when I watch Channel 8 I’m going to get biased reporting and political correctness, but clearly they have taken complete leave of their senses. I’m not going to watch Channel 8 anymore.”
Social media users leapt to Obilor’s defence:
Obilor herself responded to the online storm:
“The controversy, it’s coming from people who aren’t too happy with the way that I look on television saying ‘oh her body is too big for that dress’, or ‘she’s too curvy’, or ‘her hair is unprofessional, it’s crazy, we don’t like it’. A quick word to those people: this is the way that I’m built, this is the way I was born, I’m not going anywhere, so if you don’t like it you have your options.”
The TV presenter thanked the public for their support and called for more tolerance of people looking different from one another.
We don’t have to put up with this and we’re not going to.
You know, when you look a little different, people think it's OK to talk to you a little different, and I'm on TV, I can't clap back how I want to clap back all the time. This is the way that I'm built, this is the way I was born, I'm not going anywhere, so if you don't like it, you have your options.We don't have to put up with this, alright? And we're not going to.
Fans Obilor stepped in again to support the anchor:
They encouraged her:
Many of them like Demetria Obilor hot body:
In October 2019, there were rumours about Demetria Obilor leaving WFAA. On 15 October, the journalist confirmed her departure, stating that it was in order for her to pursue “other opportunities.”
After leaving WFAA, she returned to Las Vegas to be with her family.
As for the new job, it seems that the journalist decided to focus on promoting herself as a social media influencer. Her status self-employed on her Linkedin does not give a complete idea of her plans. As such, it is still not clear whether she is looking for a new job or plans to launch her own project.
Who is Demetria Obilor husband?
Demetria likes to gush jokingly about relationships and having a boyfriend on social media. Nonetheless, it seems that she is still single.
Demetria Obilor is an inspiration to many people. She keeps sharing a great variety of beautiful selfies with her fans, enjoying her life to the fullest.
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