Demetria McClenton

Demetria anchors the 4p, 5p, 6p, and 10pm shows at WAAY-TV.

Title: Anchor

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and am the middle child, with two older brothers and two younger sisters. My friends say we're the modern-day Brady Bunch.

As a child, I did everything from ice skating, choir, acting, even basketball... and I was terrible at all of them! My basketball team won one game the entire season, because the opposing team didn't have enough players! Jokes aside, all of those things pushed me closer to my passion for journalism.

I always loved talking to people and retelling stories at family dinners. So, reporting seemed a natural fit to my family, but it took me many years and thousands of dollars of tuition to realize that. I graduated from Florida A&M University with a degree in Business Administration and later went to receive my Master's Degree at Governors State University in Media Communications.

My first reporting job took me to LA (Lower Alabama) in Dothan, Alabama. I anchored, produced, reported and edited stories at WTVY. While there, I received my first Associated Press award for Best Series on "Alabama's Immigration Debate." I am a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists.

I am excited to work in Huntsville at WAAY 31 and tell stories that are important to you. If you see me around town, say hello because I haven't met a stranger yet.

Recent Posts by Demetria McClenton

Fundraiser for 6th grader who died from cancer

The event is Saturday, November 17th at the Huntsville Marriott.

Madison City Board of Education is one step closer to approving millage increase

Thursday's resolution cites the doubling of Madison City’s school population since it separated from Madison County Schools 20 years ago.

Video: Meet Stars Dancing for HEALS Contestants Del & J. Renae Smith

Del & J. Renae Smith are the only married couple competing for the top prize at this year's "Stars Dancing for HEALS." Find out how they are balancing their work lives and dance, while raising money for a great cause!

Video: Meet Stars Dancing for HEALS Contestant Stephanie Hendon

Stephanie Hendon is a proud supporter of HEALS, Inc. She admits preparing for this is a lot of work, but she is up for the challenge. Find out why she is partnering with HEALS and why you should too!

Video: Meet 'Stars Dancing for HEALS' contestant Blake Bentley

Blake Bentley is a proud supporter of HEALS, Inc. Bentley is dedicated to helping all kids get much-needed medical care. Hear how you can help support area kids too.

$35,000 raised at Huntsville charity chili cook-off

Proceeds benefit a Huntsville nonprofit which provides services and education about drug addiction.

Video: Meet 'Stars Dancing for HEALS' Contestant Dr. Douglas Downey

Dr. Douglas Downey's personal mission is to make a difference in the community. Learn more on why he is partnering with HEALS, Inc. and why you should too!

Video: Meet 'Stars Dancing for HEALS' Contestant Ashley Bullock

Ashley Bullock works with many nonprofit organizations in the Tennessee Valley. Find out why she is partnering with HEALS, Inc. and why you should too!

Video: Meet Stars Dancing for HEALS Contestant Carmelita Iglesias

Carmelita Iglesias is a proud supporter of HEALS, Inc. She spearheaded a shoe drive for the organization and collected more than 100 pairs of shoes! Find out why she is partnering with HEALS again and why you should too!

Video: Meet Stars Dancing for HEALS Contestant Bob Broadway

Bob Broadway is a proud supporter of HEALS, Inc. Find out why he is supporting the organization's biggest fundraiser and why you should too!

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