Staci Inez is a Reporter at WLVT/PBS 39 in Allentown, PA, near Philadelphia. While her career path of broadcasting grew out of her passion to positively affect the lives of people, it wasn’t her first choice. In fact, Staci was quite adamant about becoming a pharmacist and even owning her own pharmacy one day. She soon realized that Broadcast Journalism was the way to go. Staci grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from North Carolina Central University. After graduating, she spent months as an Assignment Editor at WRAL, while also being an MMJ at Duke University in the Office of News and Communications. She landed her first Reporting job at WBTW in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. At the beach, she covered a variety of stories from Hurricane Florence, which produced record amounts of flooding, to the Florence police officer shootings, and the summer fun of the Carolina Country Music Fest. Staci also has a passion for helping young children get on the right track. As a reporter, she saw first-hand how important it was for youth to have positive role-models. Because of a story assignment, she got involved with a youth mentor group in Myrtle Beach called Mary C. Canty Lifelong Impacted Teens, better known as MCC LIT. Volunteering with teenagers opened her eyes and produced a sigh of relief, because she knew she was truly living and working in her passion.
Staci always had a goal of publishing a book one day, and on her birthday in 2018, she released her first book. It’s called Staci’s Little Book: You’re More Than Average. It is an inspirational book about living a happier life. She uses different life situations to illustrate how changing your perspective on negative situations can ultimately change your perspective on life and find inner peace and happiness.
After doing hundreds of stories and coming across some of the best and worst situations, Staci is still thankful for the ability to positively impact the community in which she serves. Journalists have a large responsibility to the community and Staci embraces each one with open arms. In her spare time, she loves playing volleyball and soccer and just enjoying the outdoors on nature trails. And when it’s done with the people she loves, it’s called “Quality Time”.