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Demetria Obilor, WFAA traffic reporter, meets her 'Mini-D'

WFAA/Channel 8 traffic reporter Demetria Obilor, right, looks on as "News 8 Daybreak" anchors Ron Corning and Kara Sewell interview Karsyn, a 4-year-old girl invited on the show after her mother tweeted about Karsyn liking to watch "Miss Demetria" on the show.
WFAA/Channel 8 traffic reporter Demetria Obilor, right, looks on as "News 8 Daybreak" anchors Ron Corning and Kara Sewell interview Karsyn, a 4-year-old girl invited on the show after her mother tweeted about Karsyn liking to watch "Miss Demetria" on the show. WFAA

Demetria Obilor, the traffic anchor who joined WFAA/Channel 8's "News 8 Daybreak" in October, has a way of attracting attention -- and fans.

And on Thursday morning, she met a 4-year-old fan named Karsyn, who made a recent observation about Obilor that earned her a guest shot on "Daybreak."

"Mommy ... look, my hair is like Demetria Obilor from TV," Karsyn mother, Tiffny Jones, quoted her daughter as saying in a tweet a few days ago. "Karsyn loves watching "Miss Demetria" every morning on "

Obilor, who was tagged in the tweet, retweeted it, adding: "So much beauty and confidence in this pic!"

Carolyn Mungo, WFAA's news director, said that after the original tweet, the station decided to invite Karsyn to be on the show. She appeared in the 6 a.m. hour Thursday, helping with the traffic report, and then she and her mother participated in an #IAmStillUp Facebook Live (a play on the show's favored hashtag, #IAmUp).

"Every morning she sees you and when her hair is big, she says, 'Oh, I look just like Miss Demetria!'," Jones said during the Facebook Live. "Representation in our family and in society in general is so important for us. I want her to see other people in the media that look just like her and for her to just rock it and be proud and embrace it."

Karsyn may be 4, but she knows how to work the camera, making a lot of funny faces, bouncing and dancing in her chair, earning a lot of fans of her own in the Facebook comments.

"She's full of character," Obilor says in the Facebook Live. "It's a beautiful thing. I remember, growing up, for me, I didn't see any news anchors with curly hair or natural hair."

There's also a tips section, as Obilor and Jones discuss hair product and "Do's and Don'ts for Natural Hair."

But Karsyn loves her natural style, Jones says.

"She doesn't want to do anything different with her hair," Jones says, adding, "She loves it, because she likes to shake it," which Karsyn then demonstrates.

On the Facebook Live, Obilor then takes Karsyn over to the green screen, where she does a traffic "report" that could hold true for about any DFW freeway. You can watch the whole Facebook Live below.





















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