An accomplished journalist with nearly 40 years of experience, Beverly White has covered a wide variety of breaking local and national stories for NBC4 Southern California, including the Northridge earthquake; the salon mass murders in Seal Beach, CA; the theater killings in Aurora, CO; the death of music icon Prince in Minneapolis, MN; and floods, wildfires and mudslides in Southern California, including the deadly disaster in Montecito.
White is the recipient of the 2018 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award. In the same year, she was also recognized by the Los angeles County Board of Supervisors for her distinguished career, and the NABJ’s Los Angeles chapter honored White in 2017 for her 25 years with NBC4.
White is also the recipient of the 2017 Leadership Award from Kappa Tau Alpha, the Journalism Honor Society at Cal State University, Northridge; the 2012 Distinguished Journalist Award from the Society of Professional Journalists; the 2008 California Legislative Black Caucus Leadership Award; and the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Killeen Independent School District in Killeen, Texas.
Prior to joining NBC4, White was a reporter at WTVJ, an NBC affiliate in Miami, where she was on the 1992 Peabody Award-winning team that covered Hurricane Andrew, and earlier, she anchored the morning weekday newscast for WKRC-TV in Cincinnati. She began her career in her home state of Texas at KCEN-TV, an NBC affiliate in Temple/Waco, and KENS-TV in San Antonio.
White continues to share her time and talent with colleges and community and civic groups. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. White was the past president of the local affiliate chapter, the Black Journalists Association of Southern California.
White holds a broadcast journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin.