Koco McAboy joined the 24 Hour News 8 team in February of 2013.
She graduated cum laude from Central Michigan University with a degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts with minors in Spanish and Political Science.
While in college, she served as a health intern at WJBK in Detroit, an investigative intern at KNBC in Los Angeles, and a news intern at WLNS in Lansing. She also worked as a radio news reporter with WCMU for two years where one of her stories aired on National Public Radio. During her final semester at CMU, Koco worked at WOOD TV8 as a part-time associate producer and reporter for the Daybreak weekend show.
As a native of the Metro-Detroit area, Koco wanted to be a reporter since she was five years old. She used to watch the news with her family, saying, “That will be me one day.”
Koco enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with her family. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Koco is fluent in Spanish and wants to use her language skills to connect with the Latino community to give a voice to those who want to be heard.
She is excited to be a part of the WOOD TV8 team, and looks forward to living in West Michigan.
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