Alisha Searl

Alisha Searl

Alisha Searl serves as our noon anchor and reporter. Starting at WDEF in June, 2011, she is no stranger to Tennessee. Her love for storytelling and rich culture lead her to WBBJ-TV, in Jackson, TN. Before that she worked at a CBS affiliate in Northeast Georgia. Throughout the years, her titles included reporter, anchor, photographer, producer, and host of a weekly pet adoption series.

Alisha’s news philosophy can be summed up with a simple checklist once shared by a fellow journalist. He said in news, faith stands for fair, accurate, interesting, thorough, and human. Alisha has kept that “faith checklist” with her throughout her career and will continue to do so in the Tennessee Valley, as she strives to always inform you through her stories.

While Alisha was born near Milwaukee, Wisconsin, she calls the South home. But do not be mistaken, she will always cheer on the Green Bay Packers! Alisha spends all her free time doing "boy things" with her husband and two young sons. The motto she lives by can be summed up by a simple quote, “Follow your dream. Work hard. Be different. Things can happen.”

Not a day goes by that she does not want to hear your stories, so please email her at

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