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

Startup Week Chattanooga Begins

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - Chattanooga startup week focuses on celebrating entrepreneurship and innovations. The 5-day event offers multiple opportunities for entrepreneurs to learn more about how to grow their businesses. The 5-day event is…

Amazon hiring 150,000 seasonal employees

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - Are you in need of a job this holiday season? Amazon is hiring.  Amazon is hiring 150,000 employees for the upcoming holiday season with more than 3,000 of those 150,000 jobs being in Tennessee Several different types…

Collegedale Police hosts job fair showcase

COLLEGEDALE, Tenn (WDEF) - The Collegedale Police Department is hosting a meet and greet between tonight their officers and the community it serves. The showcase, being held at 6 p.m. at Collegedale City Hall, will allow community members to meet the…

Teaching through a global Pandemic

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - With the coronavirus mutating and now sweeping through our younger, unvaccinated generations, teachers say it’s worse now than ever before.  “We all went into last year thinking it was going…

TVA to require employees to get vaccinated

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - According to TVA, employees will now have to get the Covid-19 vaccine. All employees must be vaccinated on November 22nd, 2021.  When asked what would happen if employees refused the vaccine, TVA said they are still working…

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…