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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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Alexandra McKay joined the News 12 team in May of 2017 as the evening producer. In September 2017, Alexandra began reporting sometimes in the mornings, and filling in for reporters and anchors for various tasks. Alexandra McKay is from Brentwood,...

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  Amber joined the News 12 team in March of 2017 as the News 12 Now This Morning Producer and Reporter. In October, Amber began reporting, producing and anchoring 11:00 pm show on Saturday and Sunday. (If you are hosting...

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WDEF welcomes Dorothy Sherman as its newest Anchor and Reporter. 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...

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Emily Cassulo is happy to join the WDEF news team. She comes from News 12’s sister station in Columbus, Mississippi, where she worked as an anchor, producer and reporter. Emily is no stranger to the Volunteer State. Before moving to...

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Jamal Williams joined WDEF-TV in Chattanooga, TN in January 2015 as the weekend sports anchor/reporter after working as a multi-media journalist at the Fox affiliate KYLE/KWKT in Bryan/College Station, Texas. Before joining KYLE/KWKT, Jamal interned at WXIA, 11 Alive in...

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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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Robyn Estabrook joined the WDEF news team as a reporter in January 2017. She previously reported at stations in South Dakota and Vermont. Robyn is originally from Vermont and received her bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from Champlain College in...

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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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Weather Team

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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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Christina Reuille joined News 12 in December of 2015 after graduating from Penn State University with a bachelor of science degree in Meteorology. Originally from South Carolina, Christina knew she was going to be a meteorologist by age two. She...

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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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Sports Team

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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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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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