Katie Rufener joined WREG News Channel 3 in February of 2014 as a general assignment reporter.
She came to Memphis from Wilmington, NC where she had worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor.
Katie also worked at WNDU-TV.
Katie comes from a military family and grew up all over the United States and Europe. She now considers central Illinois home.
Katie attended Eastern Illinois University. She majored in Communications, with focusses in Broadcast Communications and Electronic Media Production.
She interned for WCIA in Champaign, Illinois while in college and also worked for her college television station, WEIU.
She served as a producer, reporter and anchor while at WEIU. She and her coworkers won two regional EMMY awards during her time there. Katie has also been given awards for her reporting both in Illinois and Indiana, receiving first place in the Breaking News category from the Associated Press in 2011.
When she’s not at work, she loves spending time on the beach, traveling, shopping and spending time with friends. Katie is excited to be a member of the WREG family, is looking forward to learning more about the area and meeting new people.