Portia Bruner

Portia Bruner

Host of "Portia" on FOX 5

Portia Bruner is the host of the nationally distributed lifestyle show "Portia"-- a program designed to inform, empower and inspire people who value a daily dose of positivity.

"Portia," which airs weekdays on Fox 5 Atlanta and weeknights on Fox Soul, focuses on issues of faith, family, finances, physical health and mental health.

The show debuted in Fall 2022 and was just renewed for a second season for Fall 2023.

Portia Bruner brings decades of experience as a television journalist and motivational speaker to her new role as a talk show host. From the legendary South African President Nelson Mandela to children giggling on the playground, she’s always loved talking to people whose stories leave the kind of impression that makes a difference in the lives of others. The opportunity to have candid and thought-provoking conversations–particularly with remarkable Black women from across the country-is just an extension of Portia’s mission to tell unforgettable stories about women, men and children of all backgrounds.

Before her transition from Fox 5 News anchor, Portia built a reputation as a compassionate and dynamic storyteller who genuinely cares about the people whose life events she covered. She covered crime, breaking news, government affairs, natural disasters and human-interest stories. As a former consumer reporter, Portia has always had a passion for giving viewers valuable information they can use in their own lives.

Before joining FOX 5 News in 2003, Portia was the consumer reporter for WTKR-TV in Norfolk, Virginia and an anchor/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.

The Denver, Colorado native became a vocal advocate for therapy and mental health awareness after overcoming her own struggles with depression, anxiety and a subsequent diagnosis of psychogenic stuttering that took her off the air for three months in 2017. She publicly and unapologetically shares the benefits of therapy, prayer and meditation in her own self-care routine.

Portia enjoys mentoring girls, young women and aspiring journalists and as an avid thrift shopper, she loves sharing her strategies for budget-friendly
fashion and money-saving styles. As the proud daughter of two Air Force veterans, she also has a passion for putting a spotlight on women and men who serve in the military.
While she has received several awards for her community service and journalism, Portia’s most rewarding job title is "Mom." She has two wise, witty and wonderful teenage boys who keep her motivated to be a voice for other mothers who juggle careers, family and their own sense of health and well-being.

Be sure to watch back-to-back episodes of "Portia" weekdays on Fox 5 Atlanta and Fox Soul for your daily dose of positivity.

The latest from Portia Bruner

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.