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Ashley Crockett is a web and social media producer for WREG-TV and wreg.com in Memphis, Tenn. She joined News Channel 3 in the summer of 2013.

Ashley was born in Memphis and has lived here most of her life. She graduated with honors from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she was a Walter Williams Scholar.

After graduating, she worked as the Interactive Managing Editor for KRCG 13, the CBS affiliate in Missouri's capital. She oversaw the station's website and social media accounts, encouraging user engagement and an interactive-first mindset in the newsroom. Her work at KRCG 13 earned the station the Missouri Broadcasters' Association 2013 award for best local website.

While with KRCG 13, Ashley helped sister-station FOX21 News in Colorado Springs, Colo., cover the historic Waldo Canyon Fire in June and July 2012. In 2013, FOX21 News won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage of the Waldo Canyon Fire.


Recent Articles
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    Two men shot in Frayser

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two people were shot in Frayser Wednesday evening. The shooting happened at about 7:30 p.m. in the 1400 block of Briercrest. One man was taken to Regional Medical Center in critical condition. Another man was taken to Methodist North Hospital in non-critical condition. No arrests have been made.

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    Holly Springs police arrest man for shooting

    HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. — Holly Springs police arrested a man they say shot a 42-year-old man twice Wednesday. Gerald Jennings, 34, was taken into custody without incident. Officers responded to Memphis and West Valley streets at about 5:25 p.m., and the man’s wife told them her husband had been taken to the hospital in a car. Torrice Hampton, 42, was stabilized and then airlifted to Regional Medical Center. He is in critical condition.

  • Customers’ generosity surprises woman who lost everything in fire

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — People can have an impact on our lives when we least expect it, and such is the case for a law firm in downtown Memphis whose employees are anxious to help out someone they buy lunch from all the time. This is an example of how $600 can make a big difference especially when circumstances have left you with next to nothing. Legal secretary Joann Howerton and intern Josh Bradley are wanting to Pass It On to […]

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    School bus crashes into pole

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A school bus crashed into a pole at Poplar and Evergreen Tuesday afternoon. Several students with special needs were on board. Two boys were taken to Le Bonheur in non-critical condition. MPD says it’s unknown what led to the crash.

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    Eight-year-old shoots self in hand

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An 8-year-old boy shot himself in the hand Tuesday afternoon. The boy was taken to Delta Medical Center in non-critical condition. He will at some point be transferred to Le Bonheur. MPD says the child’s father was at the scene when officers arrived.

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    Watch: Memphis On A Mission

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis is a city on a mission for greatness. It’s a city on the edge, a city divided. But it’s ours, and this is our chance for a better tomorrow. It’s time to heal old wounds, and create new stories of success, by educating our children and by making sure there are enough jobs and everyone feels safe in their own home. We took a look at the past, present and future, then held a roundtable to […]

  • How three cities overcame some of the same challenges Memphis faces

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis is a city on a mission for greatness. It’s a city on the edge, a city divided. But it’s ours, and this is our chance for a better tomorrow. It’s time to heal old wounds, and create new stories of success, by educating our children and by making sure there are enough jobs and everyone feels safe in their own home. In this chapter of Memphis: On a Mission, WREG’s April Thompson explores how cities facing […]

  • How lack of leadership negatively affects Memphis, and how we can fix it

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis is a city on a mission for greatness. It’s a city on the edge, a city divided. But it’s ours, and this is our chance for a better tomorrow. It’s time to heal old wounds, and create new stories of success, by educating our children and by making sure there are enough jobs and everyone feels safe in their own home. In this chapter of Memphis: On a Mission, WREG’s Zaneta Lowe reports a major challenge […]

  • Why closing the racial divide is crucial for Memphis’ success

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis is a city on a mission for greatness. It’s a city on the edge, a city divided. But it’s ours, and this is our chance for a better tomorrow. It’s time to heal old wounds, and create new stories of success, by educating our children and by making sure there are enough jobs and everyone feels safe in their own home. In this chapter of Memphis: On a Mission, WREG’s Markova Reed reports on an important […]

  • Why it takes more than police to win the war against crime

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis is a city on a mission for greatness. It’s a city on the edge, a city divided. But it’s ours, and this is our chance for a better tomorrow. It’s time to heal old wounds, and create new stories of success, by educating our children and by making sure there are enough jobs and everyone feels safe in their own home. In this chapter of Memphis: On a Mission, WREG’s Stephanie Scurlock explores the city’s battle […]

  • Why Memphis’ economy struggles to improve, and what we can do to change that

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis is a city on a mission for greatness. It’s a city on the edge, a city divided. But it’s ours, and this is our chance for a better tomorrow. It’s time to heal old wounds, and create new stories of success, by educating our children and by making sure there are enough jobs and everyone feels safe in their own home. In this chapter of Memphis: On a Mission, WREG’s Richard Ransom reports the city’s economic […]

  • How to eliminate stumbling blocks in Memphis’ education system

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis is a city on a mission for greatness. It’s a city on the edge, a city divided. But it’s ours, and this is our chance for a better tomorrow. It’s time to heal old wounds, and create new stories of success, by educating our children and by making sure there are enough jobs and everyone feels safe in their own home. In this chapter of Memphis: On a Mission, WREG’s Adam Hammond reports on the stumbling […]

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