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Laila Muhammad leaving NewsChannel 3 for EyeOpenerTV in Dallas

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Posted at 9:06 AM, Mar 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-04 09:08:44-05

After nine years with NewsChannel 3, Laila Muhammad is leaving Norfolk for an exciting new opportunity at EyeOpenerTV in Dallas.

Laila Muhammad

Laila Muhammad

EyeOpenerTV is Tribune Broadcasting’s syndicated morning show produced at CW33, KDAF-TV in Dallas and seen in Philadelphia, Houston, Washington D.C., Portland, OR, and The Quad Cities (Davenport-Moline).

Laila has been anchoring NewsChannel 3 First at 4 and WGNT News at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. since June 2014.

Before that, Laila co-anchored NewsChannel 3 This Morning for six years.

Prior to arriving in Norfolk, Laila was a reporter/anchor for WNCT-TV 9 in Greenville, NC. She covered everything from investigative reports to Hurricane Ophelia. Laila was also an adjunct professor at East Carolina University, where she taught at the School of Communication for two years.

Laila has recently worked as an adjunct professor at the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications at Hampton University.

Laila’s professionalism, spirit and humor on-air and in the newsroom will certainly be missed here at NewsChannel 3.

We all wish her the best of luck!

Here are some of our favorite moments with Laila over the years:

Laila’s Beyoncé dance parody video goes viral

Blog: Laila Muhammad embraces her natural beauty

VIDEO: Laila’s last day on the morning show

“I Dare Me” Week: Laila tackles a “first”

Outtakes: Laila Muhammad on the Steve Harvey Show

Laila’s Fun Friday workout

LL Cool J raps for Laila

Plus… who can forget “weave-gate?”