Who is Tyisha Fernandes?

Tyisha Marie Fernandes was born on 15 May 1979, in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA. She is a broadcast journalist, reporter, entrepreneur, and fitness enthusiast, best known for her work with WSB-TV based in Atlanta, Georgia, which she has been with since late 2014. Prior to joining the company, she worked for Black Triangle Media and Fox25 News.

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The Wealth Tyisha Fernandes

How rich is Tyisha Fernandes? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, earned through a successful career in broadcast journalism. She’s been active in the industry for many years, and has also accumulated wealth thanks to her business endeavors. As she continues her careers, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Education

Tyisha is of Cape Verde descent, an island country spanning an archipelago of 10 volcanic islands located in the Atlantic Ocean. The place has been known for being one of the great tropical destinations in the globe and has been noted for its pristine beaches as well as its seaside communities. While she was born in Brockton, her family later moved to Boston, Massachusetts where she would grow up.

Tyisha Fernandes

She returned to Brockton for high school as she attended Brockton High School and matriculated in 1997. She then enrolled into the University of Massachusetts in Boston, where she studied for a year before moving to Washington D.C., enrolling at Howard University and completing a degree in Broadcast Journalism. During her time there, she also served as a co-producer and anchor for the school’s news show, and interned for the company BET.com in 2001, beginning her foray into and gaining experience of working as a professional broadcast journalist.

Journalism Career

After completing her education, Fernandes began working as a multimedia journalist in the station KWES-TV based in Midlands, Texas. It is an NBC affiliated television station which airs various syndicated programming, such as “Dr. Phil”, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, and “Inside Edition” among others. She mainly served as a weekday reporter for the station, and anchored during the weekends. After two and a half years with the company, she moved to Fox 4 News serving in a similar capacity, in the station mainly serving the Dallas-Fort Worth area, previously a CBS affiliate before becoming a Fox channel.

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She spent the next five years working for Fox 4, and then in 2010 moved back to home base in Boston to serve with Fox25 News, becoming an anchor as well as a reporter for the station. The station, also known as WXFT, is the largest Fox affiliate by market size that is not directly owned by the network, though during her time there, it was still operated directly by Fox, and she stayed there for two years.

Recent Projects

Tyisha became a reporter for Black Triangle Media, and continues to serve in that capacity, while she also serves at the Atlanta, Georgia based WSB-TV, an ABC affiliate and the flagship television property of the Cox Media Group. It is known for its weekly newscasts which includes seven hours of news programming each weekday and around four to five hours during each Saturday as well as each Sunday.

Aside from her reporting duties, she is known to be a fitness enthusiast and loves Zumba to a point where she has become a certified Zumba Instructor. Zumba is an exercise program created in the 1990s combining aerobic and dance movements to energetic music. The choreography of Zumba routines incorporates dance moves from samba, salsa, merengue, mambo, and hip-hop, and it’s estimated that approximately 15 million people take weekly Zumba classes across 180 countries; the dance is known for not charging licensing fees to fitness centers, contributing to its popularity.

In 2011 Tyisha founded her own fitness company called TD Zumba which she runs and serves as one of the school’s top instructors. Her company is located in Brockton and they held weekly classes until 2017 when she was ordered by the doctors to take a break from her job because she was pregnant. It is not known if she’s resumed her physical endeavors after said pregnancy.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, Fernandes is known to have a child though she has not publicly shared any details about her; it’s not known if she is married or is in a relationship with the child’s father. When she is not working on business or her television endeavors, she spends a lot of time with her family and friends, and of course uses some of her free time to work out and stay fit. She’s also involved in charitable endeavors, and has volunteered at the Contras Criolas Cancer organization which raises funds to help cancer research.

She has also been awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award thanks to her contributions to local news and the local community.

Similar to numerous broadcast personalities, she is active online through accounts on social media. She has an account on Instagram on which she gives herself the title of Cape Verdean Zumba Queen. She posts a lot of personal photos on her account. She also has a Twitter account on which she promotes recent news she is covering, as well as promoting her television appearances and recent projects.

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