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Naomi Keitt, pronounced "Kit," joins the WRBL news team as a Digital Journalist focusing on education. She is a Broadcast Journalism graduate of the University of Georgia class of 2013. Go Dawgs!

While in college, Naomi immersed herself on campus as a reporter, anchor and producer for Grady NewSource, the school's student run news program. She also supported the University and its students as a Resident Assistant and as publicist for UGA's housing channel. Over the summers, Naomi interned at WSB-TV Channel 2 in Atlanta and 95.5 FM/AM 750 WSB Radio Station.

She was born in Chicago and grew up in Coral Springs, Florida and Kennesaw, Georgia. In her free time she loves reading, hanging out with friends, shopping, volunteering with children, and getting to know new people. Naomi is passionate about life and is thrilled to be in the Columbus area!

She is very interested in telling the stories that matter most to you, please feel free to contact Naomi at nkeitt@wrbl.com.

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  • Ice bucket challenge raises awareness for terminal disease

    Ice bucket challenge raises awareness for terminal disease

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-08-21 22:34:55 GMT
    It's hard to ignore the ice bucket challenge videos as they have completely taken over social media. But what is ALS and are these challenges helping? News Three's Naomi Keitt looked into these questions and spoke to a Columbus man whose brother passed away from the disease.
    It's hard to ignore the ice bucket challenge videos as they have completely taken over social media. But what is ALS and are these challenges helping? News Three's Naomi Keitt looked into these questions and spoke to a Columbus man whose brother passed away from the disease.
  • Muscogee County gets new Deputy Coroner

    Muscogee County gets new Deputy Coroner

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 10:12 PM EDT2014-08-21 02:12:18 GMT
    Death can come at any time. It's why Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan says the new addition to the department will ease the workload. So far this year, his office has handled 410 death investigations.
    Death can come at any time. It's why Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan says the new addition to the department will ease the workload. So far this year, his office has handled 410 death investigations.
  • "Peaceful Rage" rally sheds light on gun violence

    "Peaceful Rage" rally sheds light on gun violence

    Sunday, August 17 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-08-17 21:35:58 GMT

    Ferguson may be more than 600 miles away, but distance didn't stop a group of Columbus natives from hosting a peaceful rally to shed light on gun violence in Columbus and across the country. It was a sea of red Sunday afternoon, as dozens of people came to Carver Park to join in on the "Peaceful Rage" rally.

    Ferguson may be more than 600 miles away, but distance didn't stop a group of Columbus natives from hosting a peaceful rally to shed light on gun violence in Columbus and across the country. It was a sea of red Sunday afternoon, as dozens of people came to Carver Park to join in on the "Peaceful Rage" rally.

     

  • Blind motorcyclist competes in Bonneville race

    Blind motorcyclist competes in Bonneville race

    Sunday, August 17 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-08-17 18:05:48 GMT
    He wasn't born blind, but after a drag racing accident left him completely sightless, he didn't let his condition stop him. Dan Parker has been racing all his life.
    He wasn't born blind, but after a drag racing accident left him completely sightless, he didn't let his condition stop him. Dan Parker has been racing all his life.
  • Hundreds honor Dorothy Height's memory at school dedication

    Hundreds honor Dorothy Height's memory at school dedication

    Sunday, August 17 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-08-17 17:53:18 GMT
    The first public school in the country to be named after activist Dorothy Height was dedicated in Columbus Saturday. Hundreds came to the ceremony to honor her legacy. "A legend. An icon. A humanitarian," Lois Keith.
    The first public school in the country to be named after activist Dorothy Height was dedicated in Columbus Saturday. Hundreds came to the ceremony to honor her legacy. "A legend. An icon. A humanitarian," Lois Keith.
  • Columbus police search for teen wanted for several crimes

    Columbus police search for teen wanted for several crimes

    Saturday, August 16 2014 6:14 PM EDT2014-08-16 22:14:03 GMT
    Columbus police are looking for a 17 year old man wanted for several crimes. John Murray is described as being 5' tall, 165 lbs., black hair and brown eyes.
    Columbus police are looking for a 17 year old man wanted for several crimes. John Murray is described as being 5' tall, 165 lbs., black hair and brown eyes.
  • Inmate found dead in Lee County Detention Facility

    Inmate found dead in Lee County Detention Facility

    Saturday, August 16 2014 3:49 PM EDT2014-08-16 19:49:28 GMT
    An inmate was found unresponsive and later died in the Lee County Detention Facility, officials confirm. Around 10:50 pm on Friday August 15, 2014, emergency medical service personnel responded to the detention center to provide assistance to an unresponsive inmate.
    An inmate was found unresponsive and later died in the Lee County Detention Facility, officials confirm. Around 10:50 pm on Friday August 15, 2014, emergency medical service personnel responded to the detention center to provide assistance to an unresponsive inmate.

  • Georgia Officials urge former students to "Go back. Move ahead."

    Georgia Officials urge former students to "Go back. Move ahead."

    Friday, August 15 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-15 22:20:08 GMT
    As college students prepare to go back to school, Colleges across Georgia are encouraging students who started on their degree but didn't finish to go back as well. Columbus State is one of those schools offering a new program to make it easier for returning students.
    As college students prepare to go back to school, Colleges across Georgia are encouraging students who started on their degree but didn't finish to go back as well. Columbus State is one of those schools offering a new program to make it easier for returning students.
  • Home videos helping law enforcement fight crime

    Home videos helping law enforcement fight crime

    Thursday, August 14 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-08-14 22:35:58 GMT
    Almost every singe day local citizens are posting about crimes in our area on social media sites and recently more and more are posting home surveillance video and pictures of criminals in the act. But is it actually helping law enforcement? News 3's Naomi Keitt talked to local law enforcement personnel to find out.
    Almost every singe day local citizens are posting about crimes in our area on social media sites and recently more and more are posting home surveillance video and pictures of criminals in the act. But is it actually helping law enforcement? News 3's Naomi Keitt talked to local law enforcement personnel to find out.
  • Missing Russell County teen found dead in Seale

    Missing Russell County teen found dead in Seale

    Sunday, August 10 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-08-10 20:16:34 GMT
    Missing Russell County teenager Keonte Chavis was found dead in Seale Saturday, county Sheriff Heath Taylor told WRBL News 3 Sunday.

    Missing Russell County teenager Keonte Chavis was found dead in Seale Saturday, county Sheriff Heath Taylor told WRBL News 3 Sunday.

  • Red Cross holds disaster shelter drill

    Red Cross holds disaster shelter drill

    Saturday, August 9 2014 6:42 PM EDT2014-08-09 22:42:39 GMT
    Dozens of people from around the valley will be better prepared to help out in the event of a natural disaster after a Red Cross training seminar Saturday afternoon.
    Dozens of people from around the valley will be better prepared to help out in the event of a natural disaster after a Red Cross training seminar Saturday afternoon.
  • Hundreds attend inaugural Back to School Bash

    Hundreds attend inaugural Back to School Bash

    Saturday, August 9 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-08-09 22:22:54 GMT
    Hundreds of people from across the Chattahoochee Valley lined up early Saturday morning for News 3's inaugural Back to School Bash at BMW of Columbus. It was a day filled with fun and free events for children and their parents.
    Hundreds of people from across the Chattahoochee Valley lined up early Saturday morning for News 3's inaugural Back to School Bash at BMW of Columbus. It was a day filled with fun and free events for children and their parents.
  • Columbus police: Gleason Avenue shooting kills one

    Columbus police: Gleason Avenue shooting kills one

    Friday, August 8 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-08-08 22:20:27 GMT
    One is dead after a shooting on Gleason Avenue in Columbus early Friday Morning.One is dead after a shooting on Gleason Avenue in Columbus early Friday Morning.
    One dead after an early morning shooting on Gleason Avenue in Columbus, police said.
    One dead after an early morning shooting on Gleason Avenue in Columbus, police said.
  • Muscogee students head back to school

    Muscogee students head back to school

    Thursday, August 7 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-08-07 15:13:05 GMT
    After a months' long summer break, Muscogee County students started their new school year Thursday morning. News 3's Naomi Keitt was at Dorothy Heights Elementary School as teachers and school administrators welcomed student to the brand new campus.
    After a months' long summer break, Muscogee County students started their new school year Thursday morning. News 3's Naomi Keitt was at Dorothy Heights Elementary School as teachers and school administrators welcomed student to the brand new campus.
  • Chattahoochee Valley celebrates National Night Out

    Chattahoochee Valley celebrates National Night Out

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-08-06 01:56:15 GMT
    Law enforcement agencies across the country spent Tuesday night visiting local communities to heighten awareness of crime and meet members of the community.
    Law enforcement agencies across the country spent Tuesday night visiting local communities to heighten awareness of crime and meet members of the community.
  • Police investigate two Columbus shootings Sunday

    Police investigate two Columbus shootings Sunday

    Sunday, August 3 2014 11:58 PM EDT2014-08-04 03:58:21 GMT
    Columbus police are investigating two, unconnected shootings Sunday afternoon.
    Columbus police are investigating two, unconnected shootings Sunday afternoon.
  • Husband dead, wife injured in murder-suicide attempt at Phenix City apartment

    Husband dead, wife injured in murder-suicide attempt at Phenix City apartment

    Saturday, August 2 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-08-03 01:11:54 GMT
    One man is dead and a female is injured after a shooting at Carriage Hill Apartments in Phenix City, police say. Police say they got a call around 2:30 pm, when they arrived at the scene they found a deceased male in the upstairs apartment and a female who was injured.
    One man is dead and a female is injured after a shooting at Carriage Hill Apartments in Phenix City, police say. Police say they got a call around 2:30 pm, when they arrived at the scene they found a deceased male in the upstairs apartment and a female who was injured.
  • Gas station shooting victim passes away

    Gas station shooting victim passes away

    Saturday, August 2 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-08-03 00:23:43 GMT
    Columbus Police officials confirm the 31 year old victim of the Big Cat Gas Station shooting died of his injuries Saturday afternoon. As News 3 has previously reported, patrol units responded to the Big Cat Gas Station on Buena Vista road in reference to a shooting.
    Columbus Police officials confirm the 31 year old victim of the Big Cat Gas Station shooting died of his injuries Saturday afternoon. As News 3 has previously reported, patrol units responded to the Big Cat Gas Station on Buena Vista road in reference to a shooting.
  • CV Pride opens first of its kind community center

    CV Pride opens first of its kind community center

    Saturday, August 2 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-08-02 23:23:06 GMT
    A first of its kind community center has opened its door right here in Columbus. The Chattahoochee Valley Pride organization had the grand opening celebration for their community center Saturday afternoon.
    A first of its kind community center has opened its door right here in Columbus. The Chattahoochee Valley Pride organization had the grand opening celebration for their community center Saturday afternoon.
  • United Way of Lee County "Stuffs the Bus" Saturday

    United Way of Lee County "Stuffs the Bus" Saturday

    Saturday, August 2 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-02 20:12:17 GMT
    The United Way of Lee County is asking shoppers to pick up a couple of extra school supplies this tax free weekend as they support local children heading back to school.
    The United Way of Lee County is asking shoppers to pick up a couple of extra school supplies this tax free weekend as they support local children heading back to school.
  • Columbus gas station shooter suspect identified, still at-large

    Columbus gas station shooter suspect identified, still at-large

    Aug 01, 2014 10:44 AM2014-08-01 23:53:43 GMT
    Columbus police have identified Chandler Saxton as the shooter.Columbus police have identified Chandler Saxton as the shooter.

    Columbus police identify Chandler Saxton as the man who opened fire and injured one at a gas station Thursday night.

    Columbus police identify Chandler Saxton as the man who opened fire and injured one at a gas station Thursday night.

  • News 3 Midday 7.31.14

    News 3 Midday 7.31.14

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:00:32 GMT
    A look at your top local stories from News 3 Midday on July 31st, 2014.
    A look at your top local stories from News 3 Midday on July 31st, 2014.
  • Special Report: Common Core

    Special Report: Common Core

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:14 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:14:38 GMT
    Common Core. Those two words are some of the most controversial in education across several states where the curriculum is being implemented. In both Georgia and Alabama, they're called College and Career Readiness Standards. News 3's Education Reporter Naomi Keitt took an in-depth look at the Common Core.
    Common Core. Those two words are some of the most controversial in education across several states where the curriculum is being implemented. In both Georgia and Alabama, they're called College and Career Readiness Standards. News 3's Education Reporter Naomi Keitt took an in-depth look at the Common Core.
  • Columbus police searching for armed robbery suspect

    Columbus police searching for armed robbery suspect

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:09:36 GMT
    Columbus police need your help identifying a man who they say robbed two businesses Saturday evening. They say a black man was wearing all black but no mask when he pulled a silver handgun on the cashier at Weems Food Mart on Weems road just around 7 p.m. Saturday night.
    Columbus police need your help identifying a man who they say robbed two businesses Saturday evening. They say a black man was wearing all black but no mask when he pulled a silver handgun on the cashier at Weems Food Mart on Weems road just around 7 p.m. Saturday night.
  • Community gathers to save Garrard Center in final week

    Community gathers to save Garrard Center in final week

    Sunday, July 27 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-27 23:47:10 GMT
    For more than 40 years, the Garrard Center has been a staple for young girls across Columbus. In a little under a week, it could close its doors for good. The community needs to raise $100,000 to keep it open another year.
    For more than 40 years, the Garrard Center has been a staple for young girls across Columbus. In a little under a week, it could close its doors for good. The community needs to raise $100,000 to keep it open another year.
  • Divers recover body of 14 year old swept away by river current

    Divers recover body of 14 year old swept away by river current

    Saturday, July 26 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-27 02:14:32 GMT
    The body of 14-year-old Justin Thomas, who was swept away by a current Saturday, has been pulled from the Chattahoochee River.
    The body of 14-year-old Justin Thomas, who was swept away by a current Saturday, has been pulled from the Chattahoochee River.
  • Andersonville National Historic Site brings millions to local economy

    Andersonville National Historic Site brings millions to local economy

    Saturday, July 26 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-26 23:03:37 GMT
    A national historic site tucked inside a southwest Georgia community is bringing big bucks to the area. A new National Park Service report shows Andersonville National Historic site is bringing millions to the area.
    A national historic site tucked inside a southwest Georgia community is bringing big bucks to the area. A new National Park Service report shows Andersonville National Historic site is bringing millions to the area.
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