News Team

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…

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…

Chris Guin

Chris joined the News 12 Now team in January of 2022. He began his career as the editor of the Elk Valley Times Newspaper in Lincoln County, Tennessee. A UTC alum, Chris naturally found his way back to Chattanooga, where…

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…

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…

Jordan Simal

Jordan Simal is a 28-year-old Navy veteran and graduate from James Madison University’s School of Media Arts and Design. From 2014-2018, Simal served as an Aviation Boatswains Mate (Handler) onboard the USS Nimitz stationed just outside Seattle, Washington, at Puget…

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…

Scott Koral

Scott is a reporter for News 12, but has some history with Chattanooga. His mother’s family all grew up in the city, and his Uncle Paul was the first Black police captain in Chattanooga. Beyond that, Scott is a recent…

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Austen Onek

— “Wherever our mission takes us, we’ll try to have a little fun along the way. Make a little noise. Ruffle a few feathers. Saddle up.” – Capt. Christopher Pike, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Hi there! Darned glad to…

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,…

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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…

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. Brian Armstrong joined the News 12 Now…

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