Angie Goff was born in Seoul, South Korea on March 17, 1980. She is known as a broadcast journalist who is currently working at the WRC-TV station in Washington D.C. She is also famous for being the fill-in anchor on NBC’s News Early Today. She is also the owner and creator of her own popular online blog, OhMyGoff.


Background

Angie grew up in Seoul and attended Seoul American High School where she was able to learn English in her native country. There was only one television channel in English in the country of South Korea, so she accepted the channel as her only connection to the outside world and the entry to her dream of becoming a journalist.

Teenage Years in a New Country

After Angie Goff and her family left Korea in 1995, she had no idea what to expect when they arrived in Virginia. In a candid interview with the Washingtonian, Angie gave readers a look into what life was like she grew up in Virginia. The talented young woman would eventually become an anchor and reporter for NBC but she had a humble start at the new girl at Herndon High School. She wanted to fit in with the rest of the kids but she needed money to be able to go out. She was happy to get a job at Chuck E. Cheese which helped with her move from US military base in South Korea.

When asked about her experience of moving to a new country, Angie, said, “It was kind of horrible, to be honest. High school is hard enough, and to leave a place that I was so familiar with was tough. It was a big time of confusion—I was trying to find myself, and frankly just trying to find friends. At first, I got involved with a not-so-reputable group of people, and we did some stupid things. Eventually, I got back on track and met a couple core friends who were able to get me through the rest of high school.”

Being the new kid in school was hard for Angie in the beginning, “I ran for senior-class president knowing nobody! A teacher even pulled me aside, being like, “You know what you’re doing, right?” I ended up winning somehow, which I think shocked everyone. It was like the 2016 election before 2016 happened. I did Key Club and Spirit Club, I also joined the basketball team for a little while. I actually won “most spirited” my senior year.”

Angie tried to stay out of trouble because she didn’t want to step on any toes in her new life, “If I wasn’t at school or doing an activity, I was working at Chuck E. Cheese’s. On my first day, I was in the Chuck E. costume. But my friends and I would go to Starbucks, because that was new back then. There wasn’t one in Herndon yet, so we would go to the one in Reston. That became our thing. We would go to the movies over at Worldgate, too. I was kind of a boring kid.”

After finishing her high school education at Herndon High School, Angie went on to study at George Mason University. She was no longer the shy girl from another country. By the end of high school, she was the senior class president. She had grown up so much in her first years in the country and was ready to take on the world.

Journalism Career

Angie started her journalism career on TV reporting for a local TV at Seoul named the Armed Forces Network TV station. In the year 2000, she moved to Los Angeles, California and began working at the Torrance City Cable TV station as a reporter. She then served as the personal assistant of anchor Mark Steines from Entertainment Tonight and began as a morning anchor for the CBS owned channel KMEG-TV in Sioux City, Iowa.

[page-break]

From 2004 to 2007 she worked in Columbia South Carolina at WIS-TV as a reporter and news anchor. Goff won a regional Emmy Award for her work on that channel.

In October 2007 she moved to DC to become the anchor of CBS affiliate WUSA-TV. In November 2010, she joined the radio station WVRX as part of the team that ran the “Kirk and Mike” morning show. In 2011, she left WUSA and finally joined WRC-TV (known in DC as “NBC4” or “NBC Washington”). She serves as a reporter and weekend morning anchor.

Running Her Own Blog

OhMyGoff is an online blog founded by the cross platform and multi-talented journalist, Angie Goff. The blog features the personal work of Goff as she broadcasts live on Facebook news major cities like New York and Los Angeles.

She also has a staff of writers who are continuously updating new informative content to the site. Aside from news, it also features lifestyle & family articles. There is also an option on the site to contribute to the blog and send videos and pictures of an event through their Facebook or Twitter accounts. The blog showcases a lot of user generated content that the staff screens before publishing.

Capitol File Magazine chose Goff’s website as #2 in Washington’s best blogs in 2010. The magazine also named Goff two times in a row (2010-2011) as one of the most influential people in the capital under 40 years old.

Personal Life

Goff is married to pediatric dentist, Robert Ellis III. The couple had their first child in December 2002, a daughter named Adora Kate. In 2013 they had Robert IV and the family remains together in a loving household. Her husband also writes on OhMyGoff.

By the year 2015 Goff had a net worth of $1.5 million. However, she has not released her salary to the public because she wants to keep most of her financial information private.

She goes by @ohmygoff on both Instagram and Twitter but she doesn’t publish things related to her blog. On her personal social media accounts, she prefers to post updates about her family life.

Last Modified: Mar 11, 2020


Related Biographies