Portia Bruner joined the FOX 5 Atlanta News team as a general assignment reporter in July 2003. She also fills in on the anchor desk for Good Day Atlanta and Fox 5 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. From Nelson Mandela to a child on the playground, Portia loves interviewing people and making their stories make a difference.
For more than a decade, she's built a reputation as a compassionate and dynamic storyteller who genuinely cares about the subjects she's covering. Her specialties include breaking news, crime & punishment, politics, government affairs, consumer news and human interest stories.
Portia enjoys giving her viewers information they can use long after her stories air and loves sharing her money-saving shopping tips. Her "Bargains with Bruner" features spotlight the treasures she and Fox 5 Atlanta viewers find in thrift shops and consignment stores.
Before joining FOX 5 News, Portia was the consumer reporter for WTKR-TV in Norfolk, Virginia. Prior to her work in Virginia, she was a 5 p.m. co-anchor and a reporter for WAPT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi. She started her professional career as a researcher and producer in the Consumer News Unit of NBC4-TV in Washington, D.C.—just a few weeks after she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Howard University.
Portia has served as the Vice President of Broadcast for the Atlanta Association of Broadcast Journalists and enjoys mentoring girls, young women, and aspiring journalists. While she’s received several awards for her community service and story-telling, her most rewarding job title is “Mother.” She has two wise, witty and wonderful boys who are the muse for her popular "Morning Mommy Moments" posts on Facebook.
Born in D.C. and raised in Denver, Colorado, Portia has proudly called South DeKalb County home for more than a decade. You can follow her on Twittter and on Instagram at @PortiaFox5. Send story ideas to email@example.com.