Rebekah Birdsall

Meteorologist

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Bekah Birdsall joined the News 12 Now team in December 2019. Born and raised in Texas, she is a recent graduate of Texas A&M University’s Bachelor of Science in Meteorology program. She has completed internships in Houston,TX as well as Bryan/College Station. Bekah is thrilled to explore the outdoors here and getting to show her dog Ralph all of the new hiking spots around Tennessee. Bekah is most fascinated with different types of clouds, especially unique ones. If you see any cool clouds, send them her way! To connect with Bekah on social media, you can find her on Facebook: Meteorologist Bekah Birdsall Twitter: @weatherbbird Email: bbirdsall@wdef.com

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Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Georgia

It's Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Georgia. The American Red Cross is encouraging residents to update or create a severe weather plan, have a kit ready, and a reliable way to get severe weather alerts. SE TN Executive Director Julia…

Girls Inc. of Chattanooga Celebrates Sixty Years

Girls Inc. of Chattanooga is celebrating their sixtieth anniversary. The organization was founded in the 1960's. It was first meant for teaching young girls about becoming a good homemaker. Girls inc. has evolved throughout the years and is now a…

TWRA: Bat Population Declining Due to Syndrome

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commision held a meeting at the Westin Hotel in Chattanooga Thursday afternoon. TWRA discussed the latest information and data on white nose syndrome. A deadly disease found in bats where cotton-ball like fungus grows on…

Chattanooga 2.0 Recap & Goals

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - It has been five years since the Chattanooga 2.O launch. It's goal is to provide a birth to career education pathway. On Thursday, Chattanooga 2.0 released its first progress report. Overall, they have seen significant improvement in…

Winter Storm Watch & Warning Through 7pm Tonight

**UPDATE** Winter Weather advisories have been added in purple for snow accumulations of 1-3'' possible with hazardous road conditions likely this evening into Friday. Winter Storm Warnings remain in pink for the highest accumulations of 3-8'' of snow and lower…

Tennessee Opens Emotional Support Line to Educators

A COVID-19 emotional support line is now available for educators in Tennessee, a program previously only for front line workers. The STATE department of education is partnering with the department of mental health and substance abuse services. The support line…

Incline Railway Celebrates 125th Anniversary

The Incline Railway is celebrating one hundred and twenty - five years of rides on top of Lookout Mountain. The railway has been a Chattanooga staple where guests can ride up and down while seeing incredible views from Lookout Mountain.…

‘Veterans Helping Veterans’ Food Drive

The 2020 Chattanooga Veteran Center Annual Food Drive is now accepting food items for the holiday season. Last year, the center was able to feed over one hundred veterans and their families. Former Veteran and current outreach specialist, Kevin Baker,…

Forgotten Child Fund Needs a New Building

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) - The Forgotten Child Fund is not allowed to renew their lease by Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke. Mayor Berke and his administration are giving the organization until February 28th to find a new place. The Forgotten Child…

UPDATE: Officer Shooting Suspect Shot & Killed

UPDATE, 9:49am: The suspect accused of shooting an East Ridge police officer was shot and killed in Rossville. The suspect was identified as 43-year-old Christopher J. Kitts, who fired several shots at Prescott’s patrol car and then fled. The Georgia…