Stefania Okolie
Stefania Okolie joined ABC13 as a reporter/MMJ in October of 2018.

A South Florida native, and a lover of all things outdoors, Stefania is happy to now wear Texas boots.

Stefania graduated from the University of South Carolina in December of 2013 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Entertainment Management.

Her career in journalism began right after college in 2014, where she worked for two years as a reporter/anchor in Norfolk, Virginia.

She moved on to Phoenix, Arizona where she worked for two years as a Reporter. There, she covered and helped to break major developments on several of the biggest stories in the market.

Her reports have gained international attention, including breaking stories on police brutality that forced internal investigations, and her coverage of high profile murder and missing women cases.
Stefania considers her role as a journalist to be a public service duty and a privilege.

"I have the power to go into marginalized communities and share the stories of families who thought they did not matter. Whether it is on the worst day of their life or the best day of their life, I can offer an outlet for their voice to be heard," Stefania says.

Aside from her passion for storytelling, Stefania is a food and fitness addict and a true beach lover. When she's not working, she enjoys designing, getting lots of sun, yoga, and kickboxing.

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