Kiona Dyches joined the 2 NEWS team as a multimedia journalist in January 2020.
She’s originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but happy to be Working for You in Miami Valley. She comes to Dayton from Northern Virginia where she worked as a bureau reporter and anchor for WDVM-TV.
Kiona received her Bachelor’s from Penn State University, where she studied broadcast journalism and African American studies. While in State College, she spent much of her time volunteering and performing with Ambitions Dance Team and the Alpha Omega step team. She also studied abroad in Barcelona, Spain.
Most recently she received her Master’s from Syracuse University’s prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications where she studied broadcast and digital journalism. As a graduate student, Kiona had the opportunity to work as a reporter in our Nation’s Capital for several stations in Louisiana including: WVLA in Baton Rouge and KTAL in Shreveport.
When she’s not on deadline, Kiona enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends and trying new recipes.
She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
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- Birthday: November 26
- Hometown: Philadelphia
- Top Five Interests: Cooking, eating, traveling, spending time with family and friends and shopping
- Favorite Music: 90’s R&B
- Favorite Movie: Sex and the City 2
- Favorite TV Show: Martin
- Favorite Book: What I Know For Sure and The Secret
- Hero: My parents
- One Person You Would Like To Have Dinner With: Oprah Winfrey