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Donna Britt marks 35 years at WAFB

WAFB News Director Robb Hays presenting Donna with an award. (Source: WAFB) WAFB News Director Robb Hays presenting Donna with an award. (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Donna Britt was recognized for 35 years of employment at WAFB-TV during a station meeting Wednesday.

Britt is now the longest-serving news anchor in the history of the television station. 

In accepting a service award presented by WAFB News Director Robb Hays, Britt said the sense of family and dedication to good journalism have been the main reasons she has remained at the station for more than three decades. 

Hays commended Britt on her widespread community service and passion for her craft.

"From ringing the Salvation Army kettle bell to volunteering at schools and emceeing community events, Donna is a great example of volunteerism and a great ambassador for WAFB," Hays said. 

Britt has previously been recognized as Communicator of the Year from the Public Relations Association of Louisiana, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters, an Award of Excellence from Women in Media, and as a Volunteer Activist Award from Emerge Center. 

Her husband, Mark Ballard, is the editor and a columnist for the Capital Bureau at The Advocate newspaper. They have two children. Their daughter Annie is a scientist working in the DNA research industry and their son Lou is in high school. 

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