about demetria

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Demetria Obilor

Demetria Obilor © 2019

television personality | host | journalist


Demetria Obilor is a nigerian-american nationally recognized TV personality and host.


Her on air career spans six years, beginning in 2013 at the NBC afilliate in Kansas City, Missouri, where she worked as the traffic reporter. The following year, Demetria took on an expanded on-air role at Las Vegas’ CBS station where she anchored newscasts, interviewed celebrities, produced segments and reported social media trends and traffic. She was featured as the “Best Reason to Wake Up Early” in Vegas Seven Magazine and dubbed “Traffic Bae” in a viral moment that placed her in the national spotlight.  

However, it was Demetria’sempowering response to a body shaming incidentwhile working on air in Dallas that went worldwide, spawning marketing campaigns and garnering celebrity support from Gabrielle Union, Chance the Rapper, Tyra Banks and more. She was featured on all major news networks i.e. Good Morning America, BBC, The View, Cosmopolitan, BBC, BET, Huffington Post, and radio/news outlets across the nation.  A moment that has grown beyond “fifteen minutes” as it stems from something Demetria believes in and advocates for - confidence and self-trust. Demetria's message secured her a spot in Essence Magazine’s “Woke 100” list and has a solidified a platform that captures audiences and holds their attention. 


From the beginning, Demetria has made it a priority to be active in the communities she’s lived in. Demetria has emceed everything from events for schools and nonprofits to a 2019 TEDx Talk, 2019 SXSW Lighting Talk, award ceremonies for Nevada’s Urban Chamber of Commerce and the 2018 Arlington NAACP Scholarship Gala, alongside Rev. Al Sharpton.  Demetria has spent all of her professional career working to raise awareness for a variety of causes, using her voice and platform to uplift and motivate.