Stephanie Gaines-Bryant

Stephanie Gaines-Bryant


Stephanie Gaines-Bryant began her radio career in Washington, D.C., in 1984, one year after graduating from Hampton University with a B.A. in Mass Media Arts.

She developed a thirst for news while working as an administrative assistant for National Public Radio’s evening news magazine All Things Considered. Her first on- air experience came three years later when she hosted a Sunday evening jazz program on WEAA-FM in Baltimore.

Over the past 20 years, Stephanie has worked in several markets, including Baltimore, Washington, Houston, and Charleston. She has held a number of positions from newscaster to morning show co-host.

Since returning to Washington in 1995, Stephanie has worn several hats. She co-hosted The Doug Gilmore Morning Show on WMMJ-FM/Majic 102.3 for three years. She then moved on to anchor afternoon drive news and host The Daily Drum on WHUR-FM.

Stephanie is married to Richard R. Bryant. They have four children — Richard Jr., Christian, Kendall, and Gabriel.

Stephanie received her Master of Liberal Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University in May of 2011.

You can email Stephanie at sgaines-bryant@wtop.com.


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WTOP anchor runs Marine Corps 10K with autistic son

WTOP news anchor Stephanie Gaines-Bryant has run the Marine Corps 10K five times and the marathon twice. But this year, she ran with her son, Gabriel, who has autism spectrum disorder. She shares their story in her own words.

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