Jocelyn has been with WSB-TV for nearly 35 years. She has been 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 at WSB-TV include research, writing, and production of editorials broadcast by WSB-TV Vice President & General Manager Tim McVay. Jocelyn is also Executive Producer and Host of People 2 People, a weekly half-hour public affairs program which is broadcast at 6:30 a.m. Sunday mornings on Channel 2.
She supervises the selection, creation, and marketing efforts for all special events and community outreach programs for the Family 2 Family Project; WSB-TV public service projects, Channel 2 Speaker's Bureau, and Tours. In addition, Jocelyn is a producer, writer, and narrator for various corporate and non-profit organization videos. Jocelyn has won numerous awards for her work with WSB-TV, including seven Southeast Regional Emmys for Editorial Excellence from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).
Among her personal honors, Jocelyn was the first African-American inducted into the NATAS Silver Circle, for more than 25 years in the field of journalism. She was also the first woman and first African-American to receive the Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB) Broadcaster’s Citizen of the Year Award, a lifetime-achievement award.
Jocelyn has been inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ)-Region IV-Hall of Fame, and has been named National Media Woman of the Year by the National Association of Media Women. Other civic honors include the first Georgia Chapter- United Cerebral Palsy Woman of the Year, and the YWCA Academy of Women Achievers, The Winnie Mandela Humanitarian Award of Honor.
She had received commendations from the State of Georgia, Fulton County Board of Commissioners, and DeKalb County Board of Commissioners for her 30 years of service to the community.Jocelyn was named Pioneer Black Journalist, the highest award bestowed by the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists, and was recognized by Atlanta Magazine as a "Woman making a Mark." Her active Board affiliations include; Sisters By Choice, Inc., Piedmont Park Conservancy, The Real Deal Program, and the Police Memorial Ride.Her advisory board affiliations include, Sisters By Choice, Inc., Piedmont Park Conservancy, The Children's Restoration Network, The National Grandparents Raising Grandchildren's Advisory Board, The National Underground Railroad, The International Women's Forum of Georgia, Hands On Atlanta Advisory Council and Leadership Atlanta Class of 1989 (the best class ever!)
She 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 grand-daughter Zania. She is an avid motorcyclist who in the summer of 2007 rode her Harley Davidson from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Key West Florida as an Iron Torch Rider for Special Olympics of Georgia.