News Team

Dave Staley

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…

Andy Santoro

Andy Santoro joined the News 12 Now team in June 2021. You can email her at asantoro@wdef.com Andy Santoro joined the News 12 Now team in June 2021. You can email her at asantoro@wdef.com Andy Santoro joined the News 12 Now team…

Kenan Scott

Kenan started at News 12 Now in October, 2020. He graduated from Florida State University and interned at WPBF in West Palm Beach.

Kay Blevins

Kay brings a decade of experience in broadcast journalism spent covering her hometown and the surrounding Tennessee Valley. Born and raised in the Tennessee Valley, she graduated from Red Bank High School and then attended UTC. There she anchored the…

Joeli Poole

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…

Emily Cassulo

You can watch Emily Cassulo weeknights on News 12 Now starting at 5:30. Emily also does stories on different tech products and issues for Tech Byte, which airs Mondays on News 12 Now. She joined the WDEF news team in…

Danielle Moss

Danielle Moss joined the WDEF 12 News team in April 2019 as a reporter, producer and fill-in Meteorologist. She began her journey at WDEF as a weather intern. You can find Danielle on the evening anchor desk every weekend. She…

Brian Armstrong

Brian Armstrong joined the News 12 Now team in October 2020.Brian Armstrong joined the News 12 Now team in October 2020. Brian Armstrong joined the News 12 Now team in October 2020.

Bill Mitchell

Bill Mitchell joined the station in 1997. Bill came to News 12 from KDBC-TV in El Paso, Texas where he was News Director and main anchor for 22 years. Before joining KDBC, he was the Senior Vice President and Station…

Ashley Henderson

Ashley is a lifetime Chattanooga area resident, and a 1987 graduate from UTC, with a BA in communications. While there, he was commissioned through the ROTC program, served simultaneously in the 1/181st field artillery Tn. Army National Guard, finished Airborne…

Andrew Harrison

Andrew Harrison is happy to be back home! He grew up in Chattanooga and is a proud graduate of East Brainerd Elementary and McCallie School. He is a longtime member of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. Andrew started as a studio…

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Rebekah Birdsall

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…

Patrick Core

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Core loves living in the Tennessee Valley. Originally from Folsom, Louisiana, this husband and father of three enjoys the outdoors, fishing, gardening and any kind of sport. Patrick also enjoys spending time with his family. Patrick came…

Chip Chapman

Chip has been either in front of a camera or behind a microphone for well over 30 years here in the Tennessee Valley. He anchored mornings and noon at WDEF-TV 12 from the late 1980’s until the summer of 2004,…

SPORTS TEAM

Rick Nyman

Rick Nyman grew up in Anniston, Alabama and attended the University of Alabama. His television career started at WJSU-TV in Anniston where he had the opportunity to cover SEC football with Alabama and Auburn. Anniston is just 20 minutes from…

Angela Moryan

Angela joined the News 12 team in November of 2017 as the weekend sports anchor and reporter. Angela is a proud member of an Army family, which means she has hometowns all over the Eastern Seaboard. Most recently, she calls…

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