Advertisement

Rochester's Roots: Honoring Janet Lomax

February 04, 2019 10:22 AM

News10NBC celebrates Black History Month by honoring people and places that have paved the way for many in the Rochester area. 

Born in Louisville, Ky., Janet Lomax discovered a love for journalism in 11th grade. She landed her first job just weeks after she graduated from college.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

Lomax moved to Rochester in 1980, and just two years later, she became the first African-American to anchor the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts.

While juggling that role, she mentored local journalism students and founded the Rochester Association of Black Communicators.

Lomax landed numerous one-on-one interviews with prominent figures like Michelle Obama. 

She retired from WHEC-TV after nearly four decades.

Credits

Kaci Jones

Copyright 2019 - WHEC-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Advertisement
Advertisement
Relay Media Amp

We no longer have Facebook comments on this site. Please visit our Facebook Page to join the conversation.

Advertisement