New U.S. Attorney says she wants to protect civil rights in Channel 9 exclusive interview

CHARLOTTE — There’s a new face in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for our area, and her presence is noteworthy for several reasons.

She is the first person born and raised in Charlotte and also the first person of color to hold the position.

Dena King is a graduate of South Mecklenburg High School. She has a compelling personal journey and a long list of way she wants to make our area a safer place to live.

“One is safeguarding civil rights that includes human trafficking, protecting voting rights, disability rights, fair housing,” King said.

She shared with Channel 9 her goals for the job and what it took for her to get there.

>>In an exclusive interview on Channel 9, meet the woman who is breaking barriers and will have a tremendous impact on the entire community. Watch Erica Bryant’s interview with Dena King in the videos on this webpage.

“While I made it look easy, I had dark moments, I had challenges, I had obstacles that I had to overcome,” she said.

(WATCH BELOW: Part II of anchor Erica Bryant’s interview with Dena King)