Dave Staley

Reporter/Anchor

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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 NATAS MidSouth Emmy Award nominee, winning the coveted award three times. Dave has also won ten Edward R. Murrow regional awards for sports reporting, winning the national Edward R. Murrow sports reporting award three times. He’s also won multiple Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists sports reporting awards. Dave is also a member of the Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame. Dave came to Chattanooga after starting his TV career in Wyoming and Colorado. He was born and raised in northern Minnesota, graduating from Hibbing Community College. He’s also a graduate of the former Brown Institute of Broadcasting in Minneapolis. Dave is happily married to his lovely wife Ginnia. They are blessed with a houseful of pets, both dogs and cats. They enjoy a wide array of hobbies. For Dave, golf is at the top of the list. Feel free to get in touch with Dave at dstaley@wdef.com. He’d love to hear from you!!

Articles

East Ridge Park Renovations

Some 28 years ago, the Pioneer Frontier Playground in East Ridge was a "happening place."  It was constantly packed.  With adults AND kids. But the "old girl" started to wear down.  That's why the city decided to do something about…

Flu Restrictions Lifted

WDEF - Tennessee's state veterinarian says restrictions have been lifted for avian influenza in a county bordering where Kentucky saw a recent outbreak at a commercial chicken facility. In a news release, state veterinarian Dr.  Samantha Beaty says avian influenza…

Going Virtual In Fort Oglethorpe

It's quickly becoming a "virtual world" in which we live in! Whether you're playing a video game or checking out the facilities at an out-of-town hotel, everything is right before your eyes with the "click" of a mouse pad. One…

Avian Flu Detected

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) - A flock of commercial broiler chickens in Kentucky near the Tennessee border has tested positive for avian influenza. According to a news release, the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian…