From the legendary Nelson Mandela to giggling children on the playground, Portia Bruner loves talking to people whose stories leave an impression on viewers and make a difference in the lives of others.
Portia joined the FOX 5 Atlanta News team as a general assignment reporter in July 2003. Before hosting "Portia," she anchored FOX 5 News at Noon.
Portia has built a reputation for being a compassionate and dynamic storyteller who genuinely cares about the people whose life events she is covering. She specializes in breaking news, government affairs, consumer news and human interest stories and enjoys giving her viewers information they can use long after her stories air.
Portia also loves to share her money-saving shopping tips. Her "Bargains with Bruner" features spotlight the treasures she and FOX 5 Atlanta viewers find in thrift shops across metro Atlanta.
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 general assignment 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 in 1995.
Portia was recently named a Top 10 Finalist in the 2019 "Best Self Atlanta Magazine Over 40 & Fabulous" Contest. She was selected for her commitment to community service and for her candid disclosure of her struggles with psychogenic stuttering and depression. She is a passionate advocate for self-care, professional therapy, meditation and prayer and often shares stress-management tips with FOX 5 viewers.
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 has received several awards for her community service and storytelling, her most rewarding job title is "Mother." She has two wise, witty and wonderful sons 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 since 2002.
The latest from Portia Bruner
Metro Atlanta man credits quick-thinking waitress for saving his life
She has no medical training, but thought she had to do something to help the stranger.
South Fulton mayor sues councilmembers, city attorney
Monday, Mayor Khalid Kamau announced he is filing a lawsuit based on what he calls violations of the Open Records Act and details about investigations he said the public is entitled to know.
Teacher receives support from community after tree falls on home in Scottdale
A local teacher has been receiving large amounts of love and support after she says a large tree fell and destroyed her home in Scottdale. A community member has since opened a GoFundMe on her behalf.
Fulton deputy removes shirt, weapons to help woman on courthouse rooftop
Deputy Reynolds calmly stepped out onto the hot roof to help.
Metro Atlanta mothers receive help in baby formula search
Some mothers visit the Norcross facility to get help. Others receive the formula at one of the drop-off sites coordinated by Helping Mamas.
How to talk to children about the massacre inside Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas
Dr. Terescah Lemon, a licensed professional counselor and a therapist for one of metro Atlanta's largest school districts, suggests parents have age appropriate conversations when they discuss the crime.
Struggling senior says he's grateful for the second chance at graduation success
Chalmers had some various academic challenges his first three years of high school and missed a lot of coursework despite his grandmother's efforts to intervene.
Public safety consultant explains Buffalo mass shooting
Adults need to monitor how much young loved-ones are seeing and hearing about the recent mass shooting and hate crime in Buffalo, New York, a public safety consultant says.
Frustrated candidate learns he can't vote for himself, but other voters can
Demoine Kinney is a candidate for state representative in Rockdale County, even though his home is no longer in House District 92.
South Fulton ordinance mandates heat-related injury training coaches, water vessels in parks
Six years after a young football player died on a Fulton County field, the city announced a new measure to prevent future heat-related deaths in athletes.