Koco McAboy was born and raised in Metro Detroit. She joined the Local 4 News team in September of 2016 and her family would tell you that she has always wanted to be a reporter ever since she was a little girl watching the news. She worked at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids before joining WDIV.
She continued down the journalism path at Novi High School and Central Michigan University where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts with minors in Spanish and Political Science.
She started her career as a journalist at WOOD TV in Grand Rapids during her last semester of college where she worked as an Associate Producer and Reporter on the weekends. She eventually became the weekend morning co-anchor at the station. While she was at WOOD, she covered the Kalamazoo shooting rampage and used her fluency in Spanish to cover stories about migrant workers and the flourishing Latino community. She was also nominated for an Emmy for a story about the lack of minorities on jury pools in West Michigan.
After spending three years in West Michigan, Koco is excited to work at WDIV. There's really no place like home and the Detroit area is where her mom, dad, and most of her extended family still lives. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to new places and visiting her sister in Chicago. She's excited to meet new people, loves her community and is always up for telling a good story.
In case you're wondering, "Koco" isn't on her birth certificate, but it's been her name ever since her aunt named her after the designer Coco Chanel when she was a baby. No one has ever called her anything else, so Koco it is!