NEW ORLEANS — Asha left her WALA family in Mobile, Alabama where she served as the Weekend Morning Anchor/Reporter for the past five years, to join WWL in October of 2020. She's excited to now be in such a diverse and culture-rich city as New Orleans serving as a general assignment Reporter.
Raised in Johns Creek, Georgia, Asha idolized her award-winning newspaper writing and reporting mother, Gracie Bonds Staples. Growing up around and being exposed to journalism at a young age, she fell in love with story-telling.
Asha started her news career in January 2014 when she joined WLOX News in Biloxi, Mississippi, as a general assignment and live shot reporter shortly after graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi in May 2013. There, she received her degree in Mass Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Communications.
Asha is very active in everything she loves and enjoys meeting and connecting with people. When she’s not digging for a story, she loves shopping, traveling, spending time with her friends and family and sorority sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.