Brooks Baptiste

Atlanta News First
Brooks Baptiste

Brooks Baptiste anchors Atlanta News First on Peachtree TV weekday mornings from 7-9 a.m. You can also see him on Atlanta News First at 9 a.m.

Brooks is known for bringing a fresh and engaging perspective to journalism covering community-focused and inspirational stories.

Before joining the team in October 2021, he spent five years as a multimedia journalist and trending news anchor in his hometown for the NBC and ABC affiliates in Jacksonville, Florida.

During his time in the River City, Brooks launched "The Buzz," a franchise that gained millions of views online and sparked conversation around some of the city’s biggest stories.

Brooks is excited to call Atlanta home. He loves connecting with new people, learning from their experiences and sharing what he's learned through the stories he writes and tells.

Whenever Brooks isn’t on the air, you’ll likely find him out enjoying live music, trying a new restaurant, or relaxing by the pool.

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