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April Franklin

Weekend Edition host and housing/neighborhoods reporter

April Franklin is the local host of WXXI's Weekend Edition and a reporter covering housing and neighborhood issues.

Before coming to WXXI, April spent 12 years working in the Emergency Department at URMC.

Her passion for community and storytelling led her to earn a bachelor’s degree in journalism and broadcast from SUNY Brockport.

April is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the current vice president of the Rochester Association of Black Journalists.