Caleb Figgures


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Caleb Figgures joined WDEF News 12 in March of 2023.

He was born and raised in Chickamauga, Georgia. Caleb went to Ridgeland High School before attending the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga where he earned his Bachelor’s from in December 2022. He is also the youth of five and a triplet.

Before joining WDEF News 12 as MMJ, he was a part of Mocs News on campus.

Outside of reporting, you would likely run into Caleb at local food spots around Chattanooga. He is also the Youth Leader at his Church, Olivet Nation, in Chattanooga.


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