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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
  • 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 […]

  • How Memphis’ past impacts its present and future

    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 Alex Coleman reports on how and […]

  • Would Bob Corker stand a chance in presidential run?

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — One of Tennessee’s U.S. senators is making news this week. Bob Corker admits he’s entertaining the notion of a run for president. Does he have a chance?

  • Tea party continues to fight

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen has run against Charlotte Bergmann before, but now the same tea party PAC that helped buy ad time for Senator Lamar Alexander’s challenger is promising to throw its financial support behind Cohen’s republican opponent. Also, the tea party’s Chris McDaniel refuses to back down. He filed a case this week in court giving various reasons why he should be declared the winner of the GOP senate primary in Mississippi. Do either of these […]

  • Is it time to re-think how much military gear we provide our local police?

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphians honored Michael Brown this week after police killed the unarmed 18-year-old, stemming from an alleged robbery. Regardless of how you feel about the case, the clashes that followed have brought to light how militarized police departments all over the country have become. The Informed Sources wonder, is it time to re-think how much military gear we provide our local police?

  • Man shot at club, police looking for gunman

    Man shot and killed

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man was shot and killed in the 1900 block of Keltner Circle Saturday afternoon. Police say the man, whom they found sitting in a car, was shot multiple times. He was pronounced dead at the scene. There is no suspect information, and the investigation is ongoing.

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    Woman dies after shooting

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A woman was shot and killed Saturday. She was taken from the intersection of Nathan and Scott to Regional Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead. MPD says the shooting took place at another location. Police are still looking for the shooter.

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    Man kills 6-year-old daughter, 24-year-old son

    Another child escaped from the house

  • People gathering around police cars, say they heard a big boom & power went out.

    Photos: Downtown blackout

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — For about six hours, much of downtown Memphis was without power due to an issue with MLGW. These are photos taken during the blackout. Click here to learn more.

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    Power restored after downtown blackout

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Power was restored to downtown Memphis around 2:15 Saturday morning. Beale Street and the surrounding area lost power at 8:35 p.m. Friday. MLGW estimated 1500 addresses were affected. More repairs will need to be made this weekend. Several emergency lights were set up, and police directed traffic. Power also went out in the South Main area and Union Avenue downtown. Police cleared Beale Street around 10:30 p.m. MLGW said part of a substation went down. People who […]

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    Car hits motorcycle escorting funeral procession

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A car hit a motorcycle that was escorting a funeral procession in East Memphis Friday afternoon. Witnesses say the driver was trying to turn, but hit the motorcycle instead. The impact threw the rider from the motorcycle, which landed on top of him. “No moaning no talking, just breathing,” a witness said. “He was concentrating on breathing.” We don’t know the condition of the motorcycle driver yet, or if the other driver will be cited.

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