Iyani Hughes CBS46, Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Kidnapping, Salary, and Net Worth

Iyani Hughes Biography and Wiki

Iyani Hughes is an American journalist who was born in Aurora, Colorado, United States but grew up in Birmingham, AL. Currently, she works as a Digital Multi-Media Journalist and TV Reporter at CBS46 in Atlanta, GA. She joined the station in May 2019.

Iyani went to Chelsea High School where she played soccer. This earned her a soccer scholarship to attend Kennesaw State University, in North Atlanta, GA. Iyani graduated from the university in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication with a concentration in Media Studies. Also in 2015, she became the inaugural inductee to the Chelsea High School, Soccer Hall of Fame.

Iyani Hughes Kidnapping

On April 14, 2019, in the morning hours, Iyani was a victim of a kidnapping when their News Van was carjacked. She had just wrapped up an on-air broadcast and went back to the news Van to edit her video. Incidentally, Iyani had turned on the engine in order to power her computer. However, according to CBS 46, just as she was attempting to lock the door of the vehicle, a pregnant woman later identified as Seniqua Lunsford allegedly busted in, got into the driver’s seat and sped off with Hughes still inside.

The woman is said to have crashed her own car into an apartment gate shortly before the incident. Ms. Lunsford was allegedly trying to flee from the police when she spotted the CBS46 news van running. She got into the car and sped off with the police in pursuit.

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Iyani then tried to make the woman stop the car but when she refused, Iyani took her seat and buckled up. Lunsford drove the vehicle for about a mile when she crashed again into the side of the road. Iyani, who was also pregnant was not hurt but the woman was injured in the arm. She was treated and discharged due to trauma and the woman was detained. Even though the incident was grim, it didn’t go without giving rise to catchy headlines. The Independent ran a headline: Pregnant robber carjacks TV news van with pregnant reporter inside.

Iyani Hughes Age

Iyani was born on October 19, 1992, in Aurora, Colorado, United States but grew up in Birmingham, AL. She is 27 years old.

Iyani Hughes Height

She is a relatively short woman in stature. Iyani stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 m). Her other body measurements including weight are currently unavailable.

Iyani Hughes Family, Parents

Iyani was born in Aurora, Colorado, United States, to her father, Deneen Hughes and mother Leo Hughes. The family moved to Birmingham, AL, when Iyani was just four months old. She has a younger sister named Maya Hughes.

Iyani Hughes Husband

She is quite secretive when it comes to her personal life. It is not known if she is married or has a boyfriend. Iyana keeps her personal relationships under wraps. Therefore, apart from the fact that she is expectant with her first child, it is not known who the baby’s father is.

Iyani Hughes Pregnant and Baby

Following the kidnapping incident that befell Iyani on April 14, 2019, it came known to the public that she was also pregnant. Police reports were the source of this news. It is not clear when Iyani will be welcoming her baby or even the baby’s father. We shall update you when we get more details on this subject.

Iyani Hughes Cbs46

Iyani first joined CBS46 in May 2017 for a period of six months as a Digital News Content Producer Trainee. After her trainee program, she joined a CBS affiliate in Dothan, Alabama as an MMJ/Weekend Anchor for one and a half years. Iyani then rejoined CBS46 in May 2019 in her current role as a Digital Multi-Media Journalist and TV Reporter. Among her colleagues at the station, is veteran news anchor Shon Gables.

Her passion is storytelling, philanthropy, service and volunteer work. Iyani is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists as well as the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Iyani Hughes Salary and Net Worth

Iyani no doubt earns an impressive salary from her job at CBS46. She is thought to be in the salary range of $50k – $72k. However, her exact salary and net worth are currently unavailable.

Iyani Hughes Instagram

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Iyani Hughes Twitter