Demetria Obilor

Demetria Obilor Biography, Age, Husband, Ted Talk, Parents, Net Worth

Demetria Obilor is a journalist and traffic anchor who is currently the Traffic Ensemble Anchor known for her work on ABC’s Channel 8 in Dallas, Texas. Known as Traffic Bae, she made headlines in 2017 when her response to being body-shamed on Facebook went viral

Demetria Obilor Biography

Demetria Obilor is a journalist and traffic anchor who is currently the Traffic Ensemble Anchor known for her work on ABC’s Channel 8 in Dallas, Texas. Known as Traffic Bae, she made headlines in 2017 when her response to being body-shamed on Facebook went viral.

Demetria Obilor

Demetria Obilor Birthday

Demetria was born on March 29, 1991, Kansas City, United States.

Demetria Obilor Height

Demetria stands at a height of 5 feet 41/2 inches (1.63 meters).

Demetria Obilor Parents

Her father is Nigerian while her mother comes from a Polish, German, Lithuanian, and Russian descent.

Demetria Obilor Wfaa

Obilor was a traffic reporter/anchor for WFAA in Dallas, TX. She appears on Daybreak, weekdays 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and on Midday.

Demetria Obilor Husband

Obilor seldom appears in events with her boyfriend. She often talks about issues, however, and has a boyfriend on her social media. On January 20, 2017, Demetria shared a picture that gave a peculiar look and compared it to a girlfriend who gave her boyfriend face when he talked about things that were reckless. She’s a single woman, however, and the post didn’t show anything about her relationship.

Demetria Obilor Brother

She has three brothers.

Demetria Obilor Net Worth

As a news reporter, African-American woman Demetria has won the net worth from her job. She furnished the extravagant and fashionable outfit from her income she receives working as the Traffic Ensemble Anchor for WFAA and Traffic Anchor for 8 News NOW / KLAS-TV. According to PayScale’s survey, the WFAA journalist’s estimated average annual salary is $83K.

After graduating, the graduate of Kansas University went to KSHB-TV at the age of 20 in 2011, where she served as a production tech. She later worked as a reporter for traffic. From July 2013 to February 2014, Demetria worked for KSHB-TV. A former reporter from KSHB was hired as a traffic reporter for 8 News NOW in July 2014.

She was a subject of criticism for her outfits and her plus size body shape during her tenure as a Channel 8 anchor. But with her bold steps, she has fought body shaming. She stands up against discrimination and raises voice through her platform over and over again. She believes; “It’s not about my unhurt feelings. It’s about what’s acceptable in society and how we, as people in the media, we have to make things right.”

Demetria Obilor Ted Talk

​Contact: Ann Hatch

For immediate release — Jan. 30, 2019

(DALLAS) — Bringing information and inspiration often are part of TEDx presentations. Mountain View College will present its own event, TEDxMountainViewCollege, to promote education, learning and discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. in MVC’s performance hall. Mountain View College is located at 4849 W. Illinois Ave. in Dallas.

Tickets are $12 for the general public as well as faculty, staff and students from across the Dallas County Community College District. (Free student ticket sales end Jan. 31.) Purchase tickets at TEDx Mountain View College 2019 –

The program will be hosted by Demetria Obilor who serves as the traffic ensemble anchor for ABC affiliate WFAA-TV in Dallas. Obilor reports road updates and the latest trends in social media weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m. and also anchors the station’s noon midday show on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

During the event, participants will watch two TEDTalk videos and also will hear speakers who will help audience members spark a conversation about how to make a difference in their own lives and the lives of others.

Four DCCCD employees and a student are among the evening’s speakers; their topics are listed below:

  • Courtney Brazile, MVC speech communications faculty member, “Diversity in an Un-Diverse World”;
  • Jarred Davis, MVC’s executive director of human resources, “Find Your Voice Through Powerful and Perennial Words”;
  • Dr. Erin Kelley, English faculty member from Richland College, “How Law Stigmatizes Rape Victims”;
  • Dr. Hurshel Burton III, English faculty member from Brookhaven College, “Erasing the Stigma of a Community College Education”; and
  • Manisha Shrestha, MVC international student from Nepal, “Overcoming Adversity Through Art.”

Other speakers and their topics include:

  • Diego Corzo, millennial entrepreneur from Austin, “Can the American Dream Be Achieved if You’re Not American”;
  • Laurie Gabriel, teacher and documentary film producer, “Live Your Life Through the Eyes of a Child”;
  • Tro’juan Henderson, performance poet, “Harnessing the Power of Hip-Hop”; and
  • John Holiday, singer/countertenor, “The Monsters Under My Bed.”

For more information, contact Alice Rios Shaw, MVC’s assistant director of marketing and public relations, by email at or by phone at 214-860-8722; or send an email to

Demetria Obilor Salary

She graduated with a bachelor’s of science in broadcast journalism from the University of Kansas. Demetria started her professional career earlier working for various stations in different positions.

But her on-air career only started after graduating college. She joined NBC affiliate KSHB-TV in  2012 as a production technician. Then in 2013, she went onto work as a Traffic reporter for the network until 2014.

After this, she moved to work as a traffic anchor for KLAS-TV in 2014. As of now, she is serving as a traffic ensemble anchor for WFAA earning an estimated average salary of $161K -$175K.

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