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.
Officials with the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office said the woman, Nicole Smith, was rushed to a local hospital after she was found unresponsive in her cell.
A manhunt for the man accused of killing a DeKalb County pastor and then abandoning her body inside a van has ended with the suspect in custody. Police say the pastor was mentoring and counseling the man the same night he murdered her.
Community members in LaGrange came together Wednesday night to remember three young men killed in a car accident over the weekend.
The members of the DeKalb County School Board have approved a new facilities improvement plan, but many parents are upset what was left out: plans to fix Druid Hills High School.
The playground treehouse was part of the Chastain Park Conservancy’s 10th anniversary campaign in 2014.
LaGrange College confirmed Stephen Bartolotta and Jacob Brown died in a car crash hours after the team won a conference championship. Another man reportedly died at a hospital.
A former prosecutor in the Fulton County District Attorney's Office give his take on the RICO charges faced by the members of the YSL crew.
Days after a road rage incident turned into a shooting that left a driver fighting for his life in the hospital, Brookhaven city leaders and police officials addressed growing concerns from residents about an increase in violent crimes in the area.
Cobb County police have shared a description of the vehicle investigators believe struck and killed a man on Veterans Memorial Highway late last month.
Jaquez Emmanuel Cooper was convicted of malice murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.