Charis Gomez is the Executive Producer and Host of Living Local DMV. Originally from Atlanta, Charis has spent many years in D.C. as a journalist.
While in the nation’s capital, she produced for CNN’s Newsroom with Pamela Brown and MSNBC’s Meet the Press Daily with Chuck Todd. Prior to joining NBC, Charis was a producer and correspondent for ABC7/WJLA’s Government Matters, a program focused on the business of government. During that time, she also occupied the anchor chair as a fill-in for the morning lifestyle show Let’s Talk Live.” Charis began her career working at Atlanta’s award-winning WSB-TV and CBS Radio’s V-103 FM.
Charis graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University and a master’s degree from Georgetown University. She has documented various media trends in places throughout the world, including Turkey, Hungary, and Hong Kong. She produced 360-degree video on Muslims’ Ramadan journey in Reykjavik, Iceland. While at Georgetown, Charis published work on the historical designation of Washington’s Kingman Park neighborhood.
Charis is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. In her free time, you’ll find Charis rooting for her hometown Falcons or Braves (sometimes the Hawks) and taking in the newest spots and bites in the DMV.
Ellen Meny is the Interim Executive Producer and Host of Living Local DMV.
In middle school, Ellen put on elaborate theatrical performances for her friends and family. In high school, she performed slam poetry in front of her entire class with zero embarrassment. Her destiny was clear: local television.
Between then and now, Ellen has worked virtually every job in the newsroom for stations across the country. She’s produced and hosted a weekly food show in Eugene, Ore., written about sexual harassment for Vox Media, wrangled a camera while kayaking on the Puget Sound, and won an Emmy for her work as a host and producer in Seattle. If she thinks something will make entertaining TV (including dyeing her hair rainbow), she’s usually game.
Above all, Ellen loves stories: hearing them, telling them, and living them. She’s the author of several short stories, books and essays, and in her spare time, she’s a public speaker for NAMI, using her voice to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health conditions. In her actual spare time, she enjoys running, reading, and eating, although not usually at the same time.
Bridget Curran is the Co-host and Producer of Living Local DMV. Her enthusiastic personality has been a trademark throughout her career in television. She made the short move to D.C. from Roanoke, Va. where she was the main host and producer of the area’s top-rated lifestyle show. It was in those Blue Ridge Mountains that she and her husband were blessed with two precious boys.
Prior to her time in Virginia, Bridget was a morning news anchor and multimedia journalist in Eau Claire, Wisc. She graduated from the University of Northwestern – St. Paul after playing two years of Division 1 volleyball for Manhattan College in New York.
She maintains an active lifestyle and always is up for something new, fun, or tasty. She’ll forever be a cheesehead because she grew up in Wisconsin, but she has a newfound love for the Nationals now that her brother plays on the team!
Positive, informative and FUN, Corinna Delgado brings her generally joyful disposition to Living Local DMV as an entertainment and community contributor.
Corinna has been a voice in broadcasting for more than 20 years on more than 12 stations across the country. Formerly, she was a reporter and anchor for ABC and FOX affiliates.
As a journalist, Corinna has written for The Anchorage Daily News, The Anchorage Press and The Northern Light. She has published four books, including three poetry compilations and a therapeutic creative writing workbook.
Corinna is dedicated to the community and uses her platform to empower and uplift leaders and change makers. She credits the six years she served as a combat medic in the military as her foundation of service to others.
Corinna can be heard in the DMV waking up our nation’s capital on 94.7 The Drive, and middays on Baltimore’s MIX 106.5.
Corinna currently has multiple syndicated radio shows across the country and is regarded as the “Radio Host Coast to Coast.”
Khalid Laws is Producer and Editor of Living Local DMV. He was raised in Philadelphia and is a Temple University graduate. Prior to joining the team, he was part of a national news desk operation in D.C.
Khalid is a huge fan of music, basketball (Nets), and anime. He also is a music producer on the side and enjoys trying new restaurants and exploring the region.