Posted: Dec 7, 2010 4:18 PM
Updated: Dec 28, 2010 10:43 AM
Jenise Fernandez joined the KATC news team in December 2010 and comes all the way from Miami, Florida where she was born and raised. Jenise began her career in broadcasting as a writer for WSVN in Miami, Florida. Prior to that, she interned at WPLG, WTVJ, and even appeared as a co-host for the Travel Channel's "Bridget's Sexiest Beaches."
Jenise graduated from Florida International University in 2010 with a B.S. in Communications and a minor in Psychology. While a college student, Jenise served as Vice President of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, President of Omicron Delta Kappa, and Director of Recruitment for Dance Marathon. Currently, Jenise is the reigning Miss Miami-Dade County and placed fourth runner at the 2010 Miss Florida Pageant.
When not working, Jenise enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and big Cuban family. You can also catch her cheering on her favorite team, the Miami Heat! She is excited to call Lafayette her home away from home and can't wait to embrace the unique culture. If you have any story ideas, or just want to say hello, feel free to send her an e-mail or follow her on twitter.