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

Chattanooga Police Investigating a deadly car crash.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - The Chattanooga Police Department says one person is dead after a single car crash on Saturday night. The car crash happened at the 5100 block of Central Avenue shortly after 11 p.m. Investigators say they were…

Hydroplaning Safety Awareness

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - A break in the rain means more drivers are out on the roadways. "Prepare for that ponding of the water on the roadway. You need to really slow down. We don't want you to hydroplane," says…

The Do's and Dont's of Eye Lash Extensions

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) -Eye lash extensions, a new trend that gives you longer and fuller looking lashes without the need for mascara. This new beauty hack can shorten your morning makeup routine but can also come with some serious risks,…

Walker County plans to repave 36 miles of road

WALKER COUNTY, Ga (WDEF) - If you live in or near walker county, Georgia you can expect a much smoother ride when you drive into town. That's because, Walker County is planning to repave over 30 miles of roads within…

Duck Donuts has officially opened in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) -A nationwide donut chain has now landed in Chattanooga. Duck Donuts kicked off their grand opening this weekend offering all kinds of yummy donuts. Each order is made fresh and just for you. The line was out…

City of Chattanooga reacts to the latest Impeachment News

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - The impeachment process takes a new turn in Washington D.C. The House of Democrats introduced two articles of impeachment today against president trump. One alleging the abuse of power and the other obstruction of congress due…

President Trump makes Animal Cruelty a Federal Crime

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF) - President Trump has now made it a federal crime to commit animal cruelty or torture. "The President says this is a crime and Congress and the House of Representatives says this is a crime,"says Jamie McAloon,…

Loaded Handgun found at Northwest Whitfield High School

DALTON, GA (WDEF) -Two Northwest Whitfield High School students were arrested today and turned over to Juvenile Court. The sheriff's office says a student brought a loaded handgun to school as "an intimidation technique toward two other students" there following…

Pedestrian struck on McCallie Avenue.

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn (WDEF)- A pedestrian was sent to the hospital after getting hit by a vehicle. It happened this evening. Chattanooga Police say the man was struck in the 23-hundred block of McCallie Avenue. The C-P-D traffic unit responded. Police…

Free RAM Medical Clinic returns to East Ridge

EAST RIDGE, Tenn (WDEF) - The line is already forming. A free clinic offers medical, dental, and vision care in East Ridge this weekend. "It helps so many people,"says The Remote Area Medical, or Ram, clinic kicks off Saturday at…