Jonathan Skinner

Jonathan Skinner

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.

Recent Articles by Jonathan

  Lifesaver bracelet providing peace for families

  Signing day for Midfield High School students going to trade school

  Hueytown High School students partner with pharmacy on vaccination efforts

  Birmingham business owners split on continuing mask requirements

  Reward offered in lost suitcase belonging to former Birmingham Black Baron after Jefferson Co. tornado

  Samaritan’s Purse helping tornado survivors in Fultondale, Center Point

  COVID-unit staff at RMC in Anniston get ‘desperately needed’ PPP

  Civil lawsuit filed after alleged assault in Piedmont High School locker room

  Lettermen of the USA gift laptops to Gold Star Children

  Birmingham native wins $15K McDonald’s Black and Positively Golden Scholarship

  Clothing giveaway for Hoover fire survivors, others in need

  Church family giving back to woman who lost so much in a Hoover fire

  Fairfield firefighters concerned about compensation for time spent out of work with COVID-19

  My Neighborhood Doc offers care and COVID-19 testing at your home

  AAA expecting fewer travelers, low gas prices during holiday week

  ‘Holiday Blues’ amplified by pandemic

  UAB students present original play ‘Disconnect’ for free

  Veteran receives gift of smile from fellow Veteran