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The Tennessee Aquarium opens turtle exhibit

Chattanooga, Tenn. (WDEF) - The Tennessee Aquarium has partnered up with the American Zoo Association to start a turtle conservation project. The Aquarium raises these...

Friends of the Festival reveal daily lineups

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - Riverbend 2020 will see some major changes this year. Friends of the Festival announced the daily lineup and changes that will...

Con Nooga returns for 13th year

Con Nooga returns for its 13th year downtown at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Pope apologizes for ‘crimes’ against Irish women, babies

Pope Francis issued a sweeping apology Sunday for the “crimes” of the Catholic Church in Ireland.

‘Solo’ sputters in takeoff with $83.3M at box office

In the largest disturbance yet in Disney’s otherwise lucrative reign over “Star Wars,” the Han Solo spinoff “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opened well below expectations.

Guess who’s coming to Windsor? Royal ceremony weds cultures

The ceremony married the pomp and circumstance of Britain’s most sacred institution with elements of black culture, drawing viewers not normally drawn to the spectacle of the monarchy.

French police question parents, friend of Paris attacker

Investigators are following the trail of a 20-year-old Frenchman born in Chechnya who rampaged through a festive Paris neighborhood.

British ex-culture secretary Tessa Jowell dies at 70

Tessa Jowell, the former British culture secretary who played a key role in securing the 2012 London Olympics, has died. She was 70.

Israeli says 3 Palestinian infiltrators from Gaza killed

Israeli troops fatally shot two Palestinians who infiltrated the country from Gaza and attacked soldiers with explosives Sunday night.

UK interior minister quits over growing immigration scandal

Britain’s interior minister resigned Sunday amid a scandal over authorities’ mistreatment of long-term U.K. residents wrongly caught up in a government drive to reduce illegal immigration.

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Andrew Harrison is happy to be back home! He grew up in Chattanooga and is a proud graduate of East Brainerd Elementary and McCallie School. He is a longtime member of St. Martin's Episcopal Church. Andrew started as a studio...

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Andy Santoro joined the News 12 Now team in June 2021. You can email her at asantoro@wdef.com

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Angela joined the News 12 team in November of 2017 as the weekend sports anchor and reporter. Angela is a proud member of an Army family, which means she has hometowns all over the Eastern Seaboard. Most recently, she calls...

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Ashley is a lifetime Chattanooga area resident, and a 1987 graduate from UTC, with a BA in communications. While there, he was commissioned through the ROTC program, served simultaneously in the 1/181st field artillery Tn. Army National Guard, finished Airborne...

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Bill Mitchell joined the station in 1997. Bill came to News 12 from KDBC-TV in El Paso, Texas where he was News Director and main anchor for 22 years. Before joining KDBC, he was the Senior Vice President and Station...

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Brian Armstrong joined the News 12 Now team in October 2020.

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Chip has been either in front of a camera or behind a microphone for well over 30 years here in the Tennessee Valley. He anchored mornings and noon at WDEF-TV 12 from the late 1980's until the summer of 2004,...

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Danielle Moss joined the WDEF 12 News team in April 2019 as a reporter, producer and fill-in Meteorologist. She began her journey at WDEF as a weather intern. Now, you can find Danielle on the evening anchor desk every weekend....

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Dave joins the News 12 staff after 35 years of anchoring and reporting at a competing station here in the Chattanooga market. Dave has been honored with multiple awards in the arena of sports reporting. He is an eight time...

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You can watch Emily Cassulo weeknights on News 12 Now starting at 5:30. Emily also does stories on different tech products and issues for Tech Byte, which airs Mondays on News 12 Now. She joined the WDEF news team in...

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Isaiah was born and raised in the Chattanooga area and attended Heritage High School in Ringgold, GA. He took a broadcasting class where he fell in love with broadcast journalism. He attended the University of West Georgia before transferring back...

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Joeli Poole joined the WDEF News 12 Team in April 2019 as a Reporter and Producer. You can find her reporting during the week and when not on camera; she's producing the 6 and 11 shows. Joeli grew up with...

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John Mercer passed away in April, 2020. He anchored the weeknight newscasts at News 12 for 17 years. John was a graduate of Washington State University. He started his broadcasting career in Yakima, Washington as an intern with an ABC...

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Kay brings a decade of experience in broadcast journalism spent covering her hometown and the surrounding Tennessee Valley. Born and raised in the Tennessee Valley, she graduated from Red Bank High School and then attended UTC. There she anchored the...

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Kaylee Nix joined the News 12 Now team in June 2018. She grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and recently graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology and a minor in broadcast journalism. Kaylee...

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Kenan started at News 12 Now in October, 2020. He graduated from Florida State University and interned at WPBF in West Palm Beach.

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Chief Meteorologist Patrick Core loves living in the Tennessee Valley. Originally from Folsom, Louisiana, this husband and father of three enjoys the outdoors, fishing, gardening and any kind of sport. Patrick also enjoys spending time with his family. Patrick came...

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Bekah Birdsall joined the News 12 Now team in December 2019. Born and raised in Texas, she is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University’s Bachelor of Science in Meteorology program. She has completed internships in Houston,TX as well as...

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Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from...

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