Joining the news team at FOX 5 in April 2022, Joi Dukes returned to her hometown of Atlanta eager to tell the stories of people in the city where she grew up.
Joi is a product of Fulton County, Gwinnett County and Atlanta Public Schools. She graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida in 2016 with a degree in Mass Media/Communications and a minor in Journalism from Florida A&M University. She came to Atlanta from WRCB in Chattanooga, Tennessee after three years as the weekend evening anchor/reporter. There, she covered notable stories with nationwide impact including the historic 2020 presidential election in Georgia and former President Trump’s final campaign visit to the Peach State. Joi started her career in Macon as a multimedia journalist at 41NBC where she led coverage of the Georgia General Assembly and Georgia’s 2018 gubernatorial race. She also broke the story of Fort Valley State University’s sorority sexual misconduct investigation.
Joi's motto as a journalist is coverage with compassion. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Her ties to the Atlanta area and broadcasting roots go deep as the daughter of former Atlanta Falcons player and veteran sports broadcaster Jamie Dukes. A fun fact about Joi is she was featured in filmmaker Bill Duke’s book "Dark Girls"—a companion to the 2011 documentary that explores prejudices in the Black community against darker skinned women. When Joi is not on the scene of breaking news, you can find her in the gym, hanging out with friends or watching a documentary.
In Newton County, a 911 call about a person shot at a home led authorities to swarm a neighborhood in Covington Monday afternoon. Officials with the sheriff’s office said that call turned out to be a case of “swatting" and investigators are now looking for the man who made that phony phone call.
Three people are dead after an argument near Atlanta’s West End Mall turned into a shootout. Atlanta police said the shooting, believed to be “targeted," happened on Evans Street just after 1 p.m.
Atlanta's West End community is pleading for change in the wake of the shooting that killed three young men over the weekend.
A metro Atlanta man is recovering after being hit by a stray bullet in Downtown Atlanta on the Labor Day holiday.
Developers said their goal was to the build luxury apartments to keep up with the growing population in Gwinnett County and bring new business opportunities.
The police identified two suspects after the shooting – 17-year-old Jacob Coggins and McMutry.
Metro Atlanta drivers can expect a ticket in the mail if newly-installed speed cameras clock them going over 25 miles per hour in some Atlanta Public School zones.
A Metro Atlanta school community is mourning the loss of a beloved former employee who was murdered at a Chicago high-rise building Thursday.
The sound of gunfire erupting near a southwest Atlanta recreation center Tuesday evening sent parents, coaches and players of a youth football team ducking for cover.
A city of Decatur crossing guard was struck by a vehicle shortly after 8 a.m. Sept. 11 at the intersection of South Candler Street and East College Avenue.