Kofo Lasaki excited to be telling your stories at News 3.

The first thing people always ask Lasaki about when they meet her is her name. If you’re wondering too, it’s Nigerian. She’s first-generation American and her full name is Kofoworola which means “doesn’t buy wealth with money.”

Lasaki’s love of visual storytelling took her to South Bend, Indiana where she started her career. She covered a range of news— from the 2016 Republican primary campaign to live community events, and was the first local reporter to speak to the relatives of the victims of the Kalamazoo Uber shooter. After two years of braving lake-effect snow, She is thrilled to be back South and looks forward to much milder winters!

Lasaki’s newsroom experience began with several semesters as an intern. She worked for local and national news outlets in our nation’s capital including “Meet the Press,” Fox 5 DC and “USA Today,” while pursuing a journalism degree at Howard University.

She’s passionate about working to help improve communities through journalism. Lasaki believes in amplifying marginalized voices by giving people a platform to tell their own stories and hopes to continue doing this, and more, at News 3.

She grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta in Kennesaw, Georgia so the sweeter the tea, the better!

Lasaki loves thrilling adventures like skydiving and scuba diving, but said she’s usually spending quality time with friends in her free time.

She’s always looking for great stories and new places to eat.

Shoot her your suggestions on social media or send an email at Kofo.Lasaki@WTKR.com.

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