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Boating fatalities soared in Tennessee during the pandemic

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) - The TWRA reports a major spike in boating fatalities in Tennessee in 2020. The state set a record low of 8...

Will Gov. Ivey extend mask mandate for Alabama?

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Health officials want Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey to extend a state mask order that is set to expire Friday. Ivey is...

Hamilton County Schools will continue remote learning another week

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - The Hamilton County School system has announced they will continue remote learning for the week of January 25-29. The level on the...

Officials back Tennessee Guard amidst inauguration loyalty concerns

"If anyone challenges your loyalty, it is unfortunate."

President Trump pardons Chattanoogan Darrell Frazier

WASHINGTON D.C. (WDEF) - As he is leaving office, President Trump is pardoning dozens of prisoners serving long drug sentences. The President is considering commuting...

Tennessee lets public gathering limits expire

Continues ban on school sport fan attendance through February.

Police investigate multiple shootings Monday night

UPDATE (1/19/21, 9:36am) - Chattanooga Police released new information on Monday night's shootings. Chattanooga Police responded to reports of shots fired near Olive Street and...

Woman killed in Cleveland head-on wreck this evening

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) - A woman was killed this evening in Cleveland when a large pickup pulling trailer hit her head on. If happened on...

National Cornbread Festival on hold in South Pittsburg

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tennessee (WDEF) - The National Cornbread Festival is the biggest event of the year in South Pittsburg. But once again, the coronavirus is...

Wichman Monuments sentencing

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - Trent Wichman was ordered to serve two years of probation for a grave stone scam. The operator of Wichman Monuments in Brainerd...

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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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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. You can find Danielle on the evening anchor desk every weekend. She...

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Dorothy grew up in Bay Minette, Alabama near the state's beautiful Gulf Coast. Before coming to WDEF she worked at a station in Columbus, Georgia. Dorothy spent several years there as an Anchor and also reporter in Auburn, Alabama. Dorothy...

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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 is a graduate of Washington State University. He started his broadcasting career in Yakima, Washington as an intern with an ABC affiliate. At the end of his internship, he was hired as a television reporter. Upon leaving Yakima, he...

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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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Winston Reed was born in 804 Virginia in his hometown of Chesterfield. He grew up with a fascination of television, sports, and movies. Winston got his first taste of journalism at Old Dominion University where he took his first tv...

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