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Avery Savage joined WTAP News in March 2016 as a weekday reporter.
Avery Savage was born in Chicago, IL but moved directly from Myrtle Beach, where she worked for almost two years at WMBF News. She was originally hired at WMBF as a News Content Specialist before being promoted last year to the Morning News Editor position for the 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. news shows.
Avery’s love for journalism began back in high school when she was a reporter and anchor for the Carolina Forest High School’s "Panther Pride," which was a student ran daily newscast.
Avery is a May 2014 graduate of Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC with a major in Mass Communications – Broadcasting and two minors in History and Sociology. While attending Winthrop University, she was named to the newscast as an anchor and reporter of Winthrop Close-Up, which also aired on a local area station.
Avery also was a member of the university’s track and field team -- Go Eagles!!
Avery's interest in the news industry stretches beyond reporting just locally, she hopes and dreams that one day she will become a reporter overseas.
She is excited to be living now in Parkersburg, and looks forward to immersing herself in the community and culture of the area.
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