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Elise Preston joined the News Channel 3 team in October, 2011.

Elise reports and co-anchors Weekend Daybreak.

Previously, she was a reporter for the CBS affiliate, KFDA in Amarillo, TX.

Before covering wildfires in the Texas panhandle, Elise worked as an assignment editor at WVEC in Norfolk, VA. Elise is a proud alumna of Hampton University in Hampton, VA.

She earned a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism from the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications.

The Columbus, Ohio native is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

If you want to share story ideas with Elise, or just say hello, her email is elise.preston@wreg.com.

Recent Articles
  • Suspects arrested in killing store owner

    Liquor store shooting, leaves one dead, suspects arrested and charged

  • Mom of boys who died in fire accused of violating probation

    Dunn left the 2 and 3-year-olds home alone while she went shopping and they died in a fire

  • Memphis Fire Truck

    Memphis Fire Department searching for new recruits

    This week, 24 firefighters retired and two more waves of scheduled retirements will happen before this class even starts

  • Nearly 30 Memphis firefighters scheduled to retire this week

    There are 21 Memphis police officers scheduled to retire this month

  • Biological mother fighting for custody of child chained inside home

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The biological mother of the boy police discovered chained to a wall inside his home, is now fighting to regain custody of her 8 and 14 year old children. “I love them. I`m their mother,” said Dionne Robinson. Kenya and Melvin Bloomingburg spent Thursday in court fighting accusations of abusing the 8 year old boy they adopted four years ago. He told police the couple chained him to a wall, forced him to wear urine soaked clothes […]

  • Three arrested, accused in brutal beating, kidnapping and murder

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.- Three people are behind bars, accused of brutally beating a man to death and dumping his body in a South Memphis neighborhood. Families found the stranger beaten to death on a sidewalk at the intersection of Double Tree and Nester Cove. A neighbor alerted Bernice White while she was on her way to morning worship Sunday, he man`s body was feet from her home. White couldn’t believe it, but walked outside to check. She saw the man face […]

  • Local group aims to turn abandoned homes into community centers

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A local Memphis organization says rehabbing abandoned homes may be just what the community needs to clean up the streets and keep kids safe. “We are seeing children get arrested at earlier and earlier ages,” said Stevie Moore, the founder of Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives. According to Moore, when most Memphis children get out of school, they’re alone for about four hours. Moore created a plan to give them something to do. “We got all this blight […]

  • Flood victims accuse property owner of discrimination

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Families recovering from devastating flood damage are accusing their property owner of lying and keeping them in the dark about getting their lives in order. Wheel Estates Mobile Home Park residents say they are trying to get answers. The owners say, they are treating the residents like family members. Warning signs are posted on crumpled homes, the debris is in Whitehaven where dozens of families remain homeless after this month`s sweeping flash floods. Through a translator, mom […]

  • Latino Memphis hosts town hall for families devastated by floods

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A local Memphis organizations steps in to help dozens of families crippled by this week’s devastating flash floods. Saturday, Latino Memphis organized a town hall meeting for families who lost their homes and belongings after Nonconnah Creek swept through the Wheel Estate Mobile home park Sunday. “Why are you crying now?” asked WREG’s Elise Preston. “I feel really sad because I lost everything,” replied Marisela Masias. With a Latino Memphis translator by her side, Marisela Masias told […]

  • Man’s throat slashed and ear cut off in gruesome murder

    Someone brutally killed Derrick Sanders and dumped his naked body off Highway 7 in the small town of Lamar.

  • Memphis police on high alert for heavily armed robbers

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police are on high alert for three heavily armed robbers. In surveillance photos, the robbers are seen wearing Halloween masks and armed with police-style rifles. According to investigators, their latest crime happened at the BP gas station on Rockcreek and Highway 64. “I guess crime doesn’t have an area code and that’s what’s really astounding,” said Brittney Pencarinha, who works nearby. Police say the suspects walked into the convenience store Monday night with assault rifles and held […]

  • Many West Memphians stuck in or out of their flooded homes

    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. – So much water threatened homes and cars in West Memphis, the fire department called in extra workers to help rescue stranded people. The fire Department even set up an emergency operations center to help coordinate getting help to West Memphians in need. With a few grocery bags in their hands, James White and his friend trekked through water. They weren’t trying to cross a river Sunday, just get down 9th street to his home. “I got […]


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