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Ashleigh Walters

Posted at 10:31 AM, Mar 06, 2012
and last updated 2017-02-10 15:18:46-05

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Work at WPTV has sent anchor Ashleigh Walters to other parts of the state and country, and of course every corner of the viewing area.

In addition to anchoring Today on 5 weekend mornings, Ashleigh’s been selected to travel outside of the viewing area about a dozen times, reporting for WPTV and Scripps Broadcasting stations nationwide, including: 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee, Aurora theater shooting, Colorado’s epic floods with $1 billion in damage, Hurricane Isaac hitting New Orleans, New York City debut of NBC’s “The Voice” winner Cassadee Pope.

Prior to WPTV, Ashleigh worked as an anchor and multi-media journalist at WLTX in Columbia, South Carolina.  Honored as Reporter of the Year by the South Carolina Broadcasters Association, plus awards from the Associated Press and RTNDA, her legislative and education stories were often national headlines.  At KUSA in Denver, Colorado, she was host and producer on a live magazine-style show, interviewing celebrities, news figures and notables.

Ashleigh earned degrees in Broadcast News and Fine Arts Painting plus a minor in Business Administration at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  She is an avid painter, traveler and photographer who loves animals, shopping and oddly scaled items.

Ashleigh looks for story ideas around every corner. Please send her an email at awalters@wptv.com, find her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ashleightv and follow her tweets at http://twitter.com/ashleighwalters.