Akievia McFarland joined WKRG News 5 as a News Producer in December 2020, and was promoted to Traffic Anchor/Reporter in July 2022. Akievia enjoys both sides of news production. Behind the scenes, she loves creating shows, as well as writing and editing stories that impact the Gulf Coast. On-air, she loves sharing her big personality with others, as well as covering real time traffic and improvement projects. You can catch Akievia throughout the day on WKRG. She appears on WKRG News 5 This Morning, WKRG News 5 at 9, The Four on 5, and WKRG News 5 at 5.
Originally, Akievia is from the Birmingham area, but has been in Mobile for nearly a decade. She graduated from the University of South Alabama in May 2019, receiving her bachelor’s degree in communications, with a focus of Multimedia Journalism. Outside of work, some of Akievia’s hobbies include spending time with her loved ones, traveling to new places, capturing nature photography, playing puzzles, and watching fantasy television.
If you see a traffic incident that needs reporting, or want her to tell your story, email her at AMcFarland@wkrg.com. You can message her on Facebook as well! You can find her at WKRG Akievia McFarland.