Malaynia Spiva joined the 21 News team as a morning reporter for WFMJ Today and Weekend Today in May 2016. 

She is a Warren native and a Howland High School graduate. Malaynia is an alumnus of The University of Akron, where she earned a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Communications. 

Malaynia was a disc jockey at z88.1 in Akron, and a year after graduating college, she became the owner of an online travel publication that featured events and entertainment for the state of Ohio. 

She is the oldest of seven siblings and enjoys fashion, teaching competitive jazz dance, and new experiences.  

You can email Malaynia at [email protected] and follow her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.