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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Where Are They Now?: Donna Terrell

This month's featured former WKYC personality is Donna Terrell who was our weekday morning and noon anchor with Don Hammond on Channel 3 News Today. Along with her anchoring duties, she also held the positions of Medical Reporter and Weekend Anchor of Channel 3 News at 6 & 11 PM with Steve Miles. In fact, Donna was one of the first weekend anchors I worked with when I started directing at WKYC in the late 1990s.

After leaving Cleveland, Donna headed to Detroit where she served as anchor for WKBD-TV and WWJ-TV. She anchored the UPN Nightside News at 10 PM which was voted "Best of Detroit" by the Detroit Free Press. In addition, Donna spent time reporting and anchoring in newsrooms in South Bend, Indiana and Battle Creek, Michigan.

In February 2004, Donna traveled westward to Little Rock, Arkansas where today she is anchor for KLRT, FOX16 News and the "Family Health" cast weekdays at 5. Donna is also the host of "Arkansas Now," a weekly program which airs Saturday mornings on FOX16 and Sunday mornings on their CW sister station.

Throughout her broadcast career, Donna has been honored with several awards. She has garnered two Emmy Awards for her work bringing light to cosmetic surgery and breast cancer issues. She has been nominated for many Emmy Awards including a recent nomination for a story she did involving Arkansas' Little Rock 9. In addition, Donna earned Associated Press Awards on a story she did on her daughter's battle with colon cancer and for a Special Assignment she covered on the controversial patients' right to die issue. Donna also had the opportunity to cover several major events including Nelson Mandela's tour of the United States after his release from a South African prison. And she still gets excited when she talks about her work with the FOX16 sports department covering Arkansas' Jermain Taylor's World Middleweight Championship fights in Las Vegas and Memphis.

If you would like to email Donna, her address is:


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Blogger Luke said...

I really like like this where are they now feature!

I'd like it if you could list the years they were at the station as something standard. Also, it'd be REALLY cool if you could post a clip of them in action: there's just something I find really neat about seeing the older style, graphics, etc.

I'd like to know what happened to Amy Hastings also.

8:56 PM, April 11, 2007  

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