Niko Clemmons joined the 8 On Your Side news team in December 2020 as a reporter/MMJ.
He comes from 13News Now in Norfolk, Virginia where he spent nearly five years as a Multimedia Journalist/Reporter, marking a return to the station and a return to Hampton Roads for the Newport News native.
From 2011 to 2014, Niko served as a production assistant at 13News Now. During that time, he learned the ins and outs of television production as well as television news.
While he was a PA, Niko shadowed reporters while they were at work. Having the opportunity to follow them provided Niko with invaluable insight and experience when the time came for him to begin his own reporting career, a career which he loves.
His first on-air job was at WCJB-TV in Gainesville, Florida where he worked from April 2014-April 2016.
Niko received his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Hampton University in 2011.
He interned with Scripps Howard Foundation Wire in Washington, D.C., summer 2010, where he covered stories at the White House, the Capitol, and the National Press Club.