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.
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.
Updated: February 04, 2019 10:22 AM
Created: February 01, 2018 08:51 AM
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