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 broke a story about an investigation into an odor plaguing the Murray Hill area in addition to becoming the face of First Coast Foodies.
She 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 North Central West Virginia and got to shine a light on important issues in the state she grew up in. 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 especially interested in covering social justice issues and nearly anything involving art and music. Her favorite works are ones that make a statement and may also be considered visual works of art, such as her piece on Jacksonville women leaders in the Black Lives Matter movement that aired in November 2020.
Renata is a textile artist, trains in Krav Maga, and has cared for her pet bird for 20 years. She is excited to continue to tell Jacksonville’s story.