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Keitha Nelson

Keitha Nelson is co-anchor of Good Morning Jacksonville.
Credit: First Coast News

Keitha Nelson is a 17-year news veteran currently serving as co-anchor of Good Morning Jacksonville. She is driven to serve the Jacksonville community that she has called home for nearly a decade. During her time as a member of the First Coast News team, Keitha has helped lead coverage of major hurricanes that have devastated First Coast communities including Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. Keitha has been recognized for her work in journalism as well as her community involvement, having earned numerous community service awards, winning an Award of Excellence in Broadcast Journalism from Women in Media. She has also contributed to team awards including both an Edward R. Murrow and a Peabody for Hurricane Katrina coverage and an Emmy.

Keitha has covered breaking news stories across the country and has gained market-exclusive interviews with national figures and newsmakers, including leading coverage of the Kamiyah Mobley story. She enjoys sharing the stories of underserved communities and helping to preserve the voices of historic figures. Keitha is passionate about telling little-known stories in creative, eye-opening ways. In 2021, she helped to create a Black History special that incorporated local artists and trailblazers called VIVID Hues 365.

She is involved with many Jacksonville area organizations, lending her voice and time donating countless hours to local groups. She serves on the board of the local non-profit Hope at Hand, which provides art and poetry therapy to at-risk populations.

Keitha is a graduate of Nicholls State University where she attended school on a Track and Field scholarship. She's a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Keitha is married with two children, twins Journey and Trey. She shared her difficult journey to motherhood publicly in a six-part series on Good Morning Jacksonville and First Coast News' YouTube page where Keitha opened up about refusing to suffer in silence while undergoing In Vitro Fertilization. She says that was one of the most rewarding series she's delved into during her career knowing it helped families across the First Coast and far beyond.

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