Justin Walters is a Sports Director/Anchor for WRNN-TV/Fios1 News in the Greater New York City area. Originally from Mount Vernon, NY, Justin has always had a passion for story telling. Most of his elementary teachers would characterize him as a chatterbox, but Justin prefers “opinionated” as a better description. No matter the sport, player or topic, Justin had an opinion on everything (still does). After being officially introduced to journalism in high school, Justin knew he wouldn’t need a back-up plan for his future endeavors.
Justin graduated from La Salle University with a Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism. While in school, he was eager to learn everything in journalism from print and digital to broadcast. This desire led him to obtain both an Executive Producer/Anchor position for a television show (Sportsline) and sports editor role for the school newspaper (The Collegian). In addition, Justin had successful internships with the Philadelphia Eagles, CBS Sports Network and WABC-TV in New York.
Upon graduation, he was offered a dream opportunity to work for NBC as an affiliate producer during the 2012 London Olympics. Justin used those skills along with a short stint with Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia to land a Sports Director/Reporter position with WBBJ-TV in Jackson, TN.
His leap of faith to venture down South in 2013 paid off nearly three years later. Justin was offered a Sports Anchor position with WRNN/FiOS1 in the No. 1 television market (New York City).
Justin is elated to return back home. His family and friends don’t have to check their email for clips or recaps. They can see him in real time.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching movies, speaking to kids, working out and spending time with family and friends. He’s also a big television show junkie: Game of Thrones, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Narcos, Walking Dead, Insecure, House of Cards – you name it.
Justin is a proud member of The National Association of Black Journalists and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Journalism is an industry that was made for Justin. He loves to tell stories, not just highlights.
He aspires to inspire. His main goal is to break the glass ceiling and leave a footprint for other journalists to follow.