Beverly White joined NBC4 Southern California as a general assignment reporter in 1992 and can be seen weekly on NBC4 News at 5p.m., 6p.m. and 11 p.m. Her recent stories can be viewed here.
An accomplished journalist of nearly 30 years, White has covered a variety of breaking national stories for NBC4, most recently the Boston Marathon bombings and the Texas fertilizer plant explosion. Local high profile stories include the Calabasas mid-air airplane collision and the Seal Beach hair salon shooting, which was the deadliest mass killing in Orange County history.
In 2012, White received the Distinguished Journalist Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for her good news judgment, a strong sense of ethics and a passion for getting the story right. She was also named one of THE 50 Fabulous Women of 2013 by THE Magazine, a lifestyle publication covering the San Gabriel Valley. In 2008, she was honored with the Leadership Award from the California Legislative Black Caucus and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Killeen Independent School District in Killeen, Texas.
Prior to joining NBC4, White was a reporter at WTVJ, an NBC affiliate in Miami, where she was on the 1992 Peabody Award-winning team that covered Hurricane Andrew, and earlier, she anchored the morning weekday newscast for WKRC-TV in Cincinnati. She began her career in her home state of Texas at KCEN-TV, an NBC affiliate in Temple/Waco, and KENS-TV in San Antonio.
Over the years, White has shared her time and talent, giving speeches and presentations to colleges, community and civic groups. A member of the National Association of Black Journalists, White is a past president of the local affiliate chapter, the Black Journalists Association of Southern California. She has been a Scholar in Residence at Citrus College in Glendora and an adjunct professor of broadcast journalism at the University of Southern California.
White holds a broadcast journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She lives in the Pasadena area and enjoys traveling with her husband and hiking with their terrier, Deuce.