Jonathan Skinner joined the WBRC FOX6 News family as a Reporter/MMJ Oct. 2020 and Jonathan says it’s a blessing to be able to come to Birmingham and work in one of the best cities in the south.
Jonathan was born in Brooklyn, NY but grew up most of his life in Fayetteville/Hope Mills, NC. Before coming to Birmingham, he worked as a Weekend Anchor/MMJ at Erie News Now in Erie, PA. There, he covered a wide range of stories in Erie and the tri-state region, from the protests around social injustices, to the COVID-19 pandemic, and more.
Before moving to Erie, Jonathan graduated from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA, with a B.A. in Religion. While in school there he met his wife Ebony Skinner, who graduated from Spelman College. Knowing that he had a passion for journalism and ministry, he went on to graduate from Emory University with a Master of Divinity and then graduated from Northwestern University with a Master of Science in Journalism.
Jonathan’s biggest role models in life are his parents. He says they taught him everything he needs to know about being a man and husband. His passion is telling stories that inspire, inform, or challenge people to think critically.
Outside of work, being involved in his faith community is extremely important to Jonathan. He’s also a sports fanatic. NCAA football and basketball, the NBA, NFL, MLS, and international soccer are his favorites to follow. Growing up in North Carolina, he’s a diehard Panthers, Hornets, Hurricanes, and Tarheels fan, but he also roots for the Yankees in baseball. When Jonathan’s not watching sports, he’s playing them virtually. He’s a huge gamer and challenges anyone to play him on Madden, FIFA, or NBA 2K.