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Stephanie Ballard

Stephanie Ballard-Foster

General assignment reporter

Stephanie Ballard-Foster is a general assignment reporter at WXXI News.

Before coming to WXXI News, Stephanie worked as a public health communications specialist for New York State of Health and has worked as a freelance writer and photographer for the Democrat and Chronicle.

Stephanie also has worked as a professional photographer for 17 years.

She earned a bachelor's degree in print and broadcast journalism with a concentration in multimedia journalism and a minor in film studies from SUNY Brockport. She graduated in 2017.

Before returning to college to fulfill her dream of becoming a journalist, Stephanie worked in the beauty industry, marketing field, and as a career placement coordinator. She taught at cosmetology and esthetics schools in Rochester.

She is a Rochester native.