Renata Di Gregorio joined the Good Morning Jacksonville team at First Coast News as a reporter in December 2019. In her first year in Jacksonville, Renata became the face of First Coast Foodies and broke a story about an investigation into an odor plaguing the Murray Hill area, which won her a Florida Association of Broadcast Journalists Award.
Renata won an Emmy Award in 2021 for her story on Jacksonville women leaders in the Black Lives Matter movement. That same year she traveled to Brunswick, Georgia, to cover the historic trial in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery.
Renata traded tornadoes for hurricanes when she moved to Jacksonville from Huntsville, Alabama, the Rocket City. There, she reported on the rocket being developed to bring the first people to Mars and interviewed the governor about prison reform following a triple murder.
Before Huntsville, Renata reported in her home state of West Virginia. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University's Honors College with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism and a minor in Spanish.
Renata is working on becoming fluent in Spanish, is a textile artist, trains in Krav Maga, and has cared for her pet bird for over 20 years. She is excited to continue to tell Jacksonville’s story.