A native of New Rochelle, New York, Kontji began her broadcasting career at the age of 17 as a host for her high school television station. She has worked for TV news stations across America, both behind the scenes and in front of the camera.
Kontji’s first job in TV news was as an assignment desk assistant and field producer for WCBS in New York, New York. Her first TV reporter job was at KTVO-TV in Kirksville, Missouri where she videotaped and edited her own reports.
Kontji then accepted a position as a reporter/anchor at Bakersfield, California’s KBAK-TV. Her next broadcasting job was as a general assignment news reporter for Good Day Sacramento where she also wrote reports for The Stockton Record newspaper.
Before accepting her position with WMC-TV, Kontji was the morning and noon anchor at WNCT-TV in Greenville, North Carolina where she also worked as a radio news commentator and hosted the local DIY Network home improvement show "Do It Yourself Eastern Carolina."
Kontji is a graduate of Howard University’s School of Communications; a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, The National Association of Black Journalists, and The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Watch Kontji on WMC Action News 5 Monday through Friday at 4, 5, 6 and 10 p.m.