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Erlanger fire kept to a closet

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - A fire on the third floor at Erlanger Hospital was quickly contained this evening. It broke out in a closet around 5...

Firefighter overcome, car lost in garage fire

HARRISON, Tennessee (WDEF) - Firefighters had to deal with several explosions in a garage fire this afternoon in Harrison. It happened on Banther Road off...

Performance review clashes with firing recommendation for Dr. Michelle Fiscus

The firing of Tennessee Department of Health's top vaccine specialist has become a political football.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene comments on her Twitter suspension

ATLANTA (AP) - Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says her 12-hour suspension from Twitter is "a Communist-style attack on free speech.” Twitter says it imposed the...

Tennessee postpones Immunization Summit

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) - Tennessee's Department of Health has postponed their annual Immunization Summit as controversy over Covid vaccines continues to swirl around it. The...

Chattanooga ranks #18 for burglaries in the nation

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - While burglaries have been dropping in general over the last few years, that's not true for a lot of southern cities. The...

School Board picks an interim superintendent tonight

5:45 UPDATE: Hamilton County School Board chooses Dr. Nakia Town over Dr. Zac Brown for interim superintendent by a 5-3 vote. ___________ 5:30 UPDATE: Hamilton County school board...

Police recover kidnapped daughter in Collegedale

COLLEGEDALE, Tennessee (WDEF) - Collegedale Police recovered a seven year old girl early this morning in a non-custodial kidnapping case. Witnesses say Michael Allen Vance...

Victim dies from injuries in 3 vehicle crash ten days ago

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - A victim of a three vehicle crash ten days ago has died. It happened on the night of July 9th on Shallowford...

Dr. Fiscus counters employer’s claims against her

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Days after she was fired under pressure from Republican legislators, Tennessee’s former vaccinations director has issued a point-by-point rebuttal to...

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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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