Grace Hayba joined the Eyewitness News team in June 2019. She grew up in a small town in Northern Virginia, but traveled to Pennsylvania for college where she earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
When thinking about her earliest memories of wanting to become a reporter, she says she had to give presentations on national news and trends on a monthly basis to her entire fifth grade class. She also got the opportunity to read the morning announcements, which were broadcast live to all the school’s televisions. She says it was a combination of these experiences and the support of her fifth grade teacher that inspired her to pursue a career in journalism.
In High School, Hayba joined the school’s yearbook program, where she found a love for interviewing others and became one of the yearbook’s editors. While in college, she was ranked second in the nation for her work as a student anchor with the Centre County Report. She was a newsroom intern with NBC4 in Washington, D.C.; an entertainment intern for ABC7 in Los Angeles; and worked with the 1iota audience department at Jimmy Kimmel Live! in Hollywood.
After graduating from Penn State, she packed up and moved to the Tri-State to work as an Eyewitness News’ reporter and producer. If you have a story idea, she’d love to hear from you! You can connect with her on all major social media platforms and via email.