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  • Vicki Yates - Anchor/Reporter

    Vicki Yates - Anchor/Reporter

    When Vicki Yates brings you the news every night at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., you are benefiting from nearly two decades of experience and award-winning reporting.


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    When Vicki Yates brings you the news every night at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., you are benefitting from nearly two decades of experience and award-winning reporting.

    In addition to her anchoring and reporting duties, Vicki co-hosts the annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon benefitting Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, a testament to her community involvement on and off the air.
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  • Rhori Johnston - Anchor/Reporter

    Rhori Johnston - Anchor/Reporter

    Emmy-award winning journalist Rhori Johnston can be seen weeknights as co-anchor of NewsChannel 5 at 5, 6, and 10.more>>
    Emmy-award winning journalist Rhori Johnston can be seen weeknights as co-anchor of NewsChannel 5 at 5, 6, and 10.more>>
  • Jessica Ralston - Anchor/Reporter

    Jessica Ralston - Anchor/Reporter

    Emmy-award winning journalist Jessica Ralston can be seen weeknights as co-anchor of NewsChannel 5 at 5 and 10 p.m. She joined the NewsChannel 5 team in the fall of 2013.
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    Emmy-award winning journalist Jessica Ralston can be seen weeknights as co-anchor of NewsChannel 5 at 5 and 10 p.m. She joined the NewsChannel 5 team in the fall of 2013.more>>
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  • Ron Howes - Chief Meteorologist

    Ron Howes - Chief Meteorologist

    Viewers rely on NewsChannel 5 for the most accurate weather forecasting, and the most advanced weather technology. Ron Howes delivers both, every night on NewsChannel 5 at 6:00 and 10:00.more>>
    Viewers rely on NewsChannel 5 for the most accurate weather forecasting, and the most advanced weather technology. Ron Howes delivers both, every night on NewsChannel 5 at 6:00 and 10:00.

    He has earned the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation.
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  • Lelan Statom - Meteorologist

    Lelan Statom - Meteorologist

    Lelan A. Statom is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist who has been helping Mid-Southerners start their day for more than 15 years.more>>
    Lelan A. Statom is an Emmy Award winning meteorologist who has been helping Mid-Southerners start their day for more than 15 years.

    Since 1999, he has been part of the station's #1 rated morning newscast, NewsChannel 5 This Morning.
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  • Charlie Neese - Meteorologist

    Charlie Neese - Meteorologist

    Charlie Neese is right at home in Middle Tennessee and doing what he loves most: The weather.  Charlie grew up in rural Williamson County where his love for the weather surfaced.more>>
    Charlie Neese is right at home in Middle Tennessee and doing what he loves most: The weather.  Charlie grew up in rural Williamson County where his love for the weather surfaced. At the age of 9, he saw his first flash flood and from that point on, weather was in his blood.

    After graduating from Fairview High School, Charlie went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee at Martin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Communications.
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  • Mark Bellinger - Reporter

    Mark Bellinger - Reporter

    Mark Bellinger is a reporter who isn't afraid to ask the tough questions. It's a quality that makes him an asset in the NewsChannel 5 newsroom.more>>
    Mark Bellinger is a reporter who isn't afraid to ask the tough questions. It's a quality that makes him an asset in the NewsChannel 5 newsroom. He covers stories of every type, from complex political issues, to live breaking news, to stories that will warm your heart.

    Mark is also a big sports fan, so don't be surprised if you see him in the crowd at a Nashville Predators hockey game or a Tennessee Titans football game.
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  • Nick Beres - Reporter

    Nick Beres - Reporter

    Nick Beres loves his job. From the morning news meeting to chasing down leads to filing the story -- it's work he truly enjoys.more>>
    Nick Beres loves his job. From the morning news meeting to chasing down leads to filing the story -- it's work he truly enjoys.more>>
  • Chris Cannon - Reporter

    Chris Cannon - Reporter

    Chris Cannon is an Emmy awarding winning reporter who joined the NewsChannel 5 HD team in May of 2004. more>>
    Chris Cannon is an Emmy awarding winning reporter who joined the NewsChannel 5 HD team in May of 2004. He started as a freelance reporter and was hired full-time at the station in the fall of that same year.

    Before coming to Nashville, Chris spent two years as an anchor at WTVW-TV in Evansville, Indiana.
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  • Deja Knight - Reporter

    Deja Knight - Reporter

    Deja Knight is one of the newest members of the NewsChannel 5 team. She joined the station in January 2013 as a general assignment reporter.
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    Deja Knight is one of the newest members of the NewsChannel 5 team. She joined the station in January 2013 as a general assignment reporter.
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  • Emily Luxen - Reporter

    Emily Luxen - Reporter

    Emily Luxen is thrilled to a part of the NewsChannel 5 team, and joined the staff in February of 2012. She will be reporting on all the latest breaking news for NewsChannel 5 at 10 p.m.
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    Emily Luxen is thrilled to a part of the NewsChannel 5 team, and joined the staff in February of 2012. You can catch Emily reporting on all the latest breaking news weeknights on NewsChannel 5 at 10 p.m.more>>
  • Dave Nichols - Traffic Reporter

    Dave Nichols - Traffic Reporter

    Dave Nichols joined NewsChannel 5 This Morning as resident "trafficologist" in 2008. more>>
    Dave Nichols joined NewsChannel 5 This Morning as resident "trafficologist" in 2008.more>>
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