Laila Muhammad is a seasoned journalist/host/television personality with more than a decade of experience. Whether she’s covering breaking news or interviewing celebrities for feature stories, Laila brings her own style and energy to the camera. She prides herself on being her true, authentic self on television. That means an occasional corny joke, high energy, a big smile, and rocking her natural, curly hair.
Prior to arriving at morning dose, Laila was a news anchor at WTKR-TV in Norfolk, VA for nearly 9 years. She got her on-camera start in Greenville, NC, as a reporter and anchor at WNCT-TV. She’s worked behind-the-scenes as a production assistant and devoted many long, unpaid hours as a super intern at the CBS Early Show, Best Damn Sports Show Period, FOX Sports West and WTOP Radio.
When she’s off camera, Laila enjoys motivating and mentoring aspiring journalists. She’s taught writing and performance courses as an adjunct professor at East Carolina University and Hampton University. Laila received her Master of Science in Journalism from the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and History from Salem College. Laila’s alma mater awarded her with the Young Alumna Award for her professional accomplishments and volunteer work. Laila enjoys volunteering in the community, exercising, watching basketball (Go Duke!) and traveling.