Jocelyn Dorsey

Jocelyn has been with WSB-TV for 37 years and Director of Editorials & Public Affairs at Channel 2 since 1983. From 1973-83, Jocelyn was an anchor/reporter/producer and assignment editor for WSB-TV’s Channel 2 Action News. In fact, she was the first African-American anchor of a Channel 2 newscast as well as the first African American news anchor in the Atlanta market. Her current responsibilities include research, writing, and production of editorials broadcast by WSB-TV Vice President & General Manager Bill Hoffman. Jocelyn is also Executive Producer and Host of People 2 People, a weekly half-hour public affairs program. In addition, Jocelyn is a producer, writer, editor, and narrator for various non-profit organization videos.

Jocelyn has won numerous awards including seven Southeast Regional EMMYS for Editorial Excellence from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), The Winnie Mandela Humanitarian Award of Honor and honors for other trailblazing accomplishments for “firsts” in the industry by both African-Americans and women. Her active Board affiliations include Leadership Atlanta, Sisters By Choice, Inc., Thanks Mom & Dad Fund®, and The Real Deal Program. She is a member of Leadership Atlanta Class of 1989 and Georgia’s International Women’s Forum. Jocelyn is also an avid motorcyclist and once rode her Harley Davidson from Fairbanks, Alaska to Key West, Florida in 21 days for Georgia’s Special Olympics.

Jocelyn is the mother of two sons, the late Teo Gebre-Hiwet and Robert-Fassil Gebre-Hiwet. Jocelyn is a grandmother four times over, raising her only granddaughter Zania.