Joeli Poole

Reporter/Producer

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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 a love for reporting, starting in middle school. She has been the anchor for her middle and high school TV stations, along with the Sports Anchor for her College TV Station. Joeli grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and moved to Tennessee when she 10 years old. She went to Cleveland Middle school and Walker Valley High School. She graduated in May of 2019 from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. Being from the area, Joeli loves being able to help tell the stories of her community. In her spare time, Joeli enjoys watching her LSU Tigers, hiking, and playing with her dog. Feel free to email any story ideas at jpoole@wdef.com.

Articles

Healthy Chattanooga Coalition

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - ​​The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the city of Chattanooga and member businesses, announced today the launch of the Healthy Chattanooga Coalition. The Healthy Chattanooga Coalition is…

The Caring Place in Desperate need of Volunteers

CLEVELAND, Tenn (WDEF) - The Caring Place in Cleveland, TN is in desperate need of volunteers.  The nonprofit serves about 2,000 residents per month and offers food, clothing, and spiritual services.  Typically the organization depends on 150 volunteers but because of…

TVA donates rare locomotive to the Tennessee Valley Railroad

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum is now the new owner of a Rare Tennessee Valley Authority Locomotive.  The Tennessee Valley Authority donated a significant railroad locomotive to the Railroad Museum’s collection, a Fairbanks-Morse model. Built-in…

FDA grants Pfizer Vaccine full approval

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - On Monday, the FDA gave the Pfizer vaccine full approval- taking it beyond emergency use Authorization.  “Certainly it's something that we've been waiting for for a long time. I think for our community…

Beer Board suspends Chatty's Beer license

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - The Chattanooga Beer Board is taking action against the restaurant Chatty’s.  During Wednesday’s beer board meeting CPD officers called the restaurant a public nuisance citing multiple calls in the middle of the night for violence.  Chatty's…