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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
  • Police bust two men accused of trying to sell stolen truck

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Officers say they caught two men attempting to sell a stolen truck. Police say Olandus and Michael Walker cut and pried open the gate at Henderson Towing and Recovery Yard on Jackson and stole a 1999 Chevy Tahoe Wednesday. The duo is accused of bringing the Tahoe to Midtown Auto Parts and Scrap Metal. Manager Juan Castillo says the two didn’t try to sell it to the junk yard, but to a customer shopping for parts. “The […]

  • Selfies help police catch man accused of stealing from 97-year-old neighbor

    A suspected thief is behind bars, accused of trying to steal thousands of dollars from his 97-year-old neighbor.

  • Highland Heights neighborhood starts business watch to fight crime

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Local businesses and Memphis police officers are banding together to make Highland Heights safer. Saturday, officers with the Tillman precinct kicked off a business watch. It works the same as a neighborhood watch. Within the last month, police investigated 14 break-ins at businesses on a stretch off Summer Avenue. there`s usually about two a month. Colonel Terry Landrum his hoping the new business watch will cut down the crime. “You’re looking out for us as a police […]

  • Convicted killer now accused of rape

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Families living in a section of Orange Mound are thinking of moving out after police arrested a convicted murderer for rape. Marco Anderson, also known as DeMarco Cotton, is behind bars, accused of an attack near Carnes Avenue and Pendelton Street. Police say Anderson abducted a woman at gunpoint while she was walking down the road Thursday morning. Anderson’s accused of then driving a few blocks over to Choctaw, where police say he raped his victim, stole […]

  • Former employee accused of stealing rent from property manager

    Katrina Kelly is accused of embezzling nearly $12,000 from Reedy & Company

  • Former employee accused of stealing copper from company

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A former employee of a family-owned family business is behind bars after police say his handiwork temporarily shut down part of the company. Surveillance video shows two men struggling to unhitch a 13-foot copper bar. D &W Plating managers identified one of the men as former employee Quartez Vinson. Police say Vinson and an unidentified man stole the copper while others were hard at work feet away. “To have them steal, it’s like a knife in the […]

  • Crime forcing old family business out of neighborhood

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Crime in the Berclair neighborhood is forcing area business to take bold moves to stay safe. Management at Cottage Restaurant on the corner of Summer Avenue and North Holmes Street, says the crime is pushing the family owned business out of the neighborhood. It’s been there since 1957. “I don`t think she feels that safe with all the break-ins. Who would feel safe around here? You see all the crimes that are going on,” expressed cashier Brenda […]

  • Durham Bus Services pushes to hire dozens of school bus drivers

    Dozens of job seekers applied for Durham Bus Services Saturday morning

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    Parents charged with choking, holding child underwater and more

    The children's grandmother called police after she'd had enough

  • Leahy families given an extra two weeks to move

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Families forced to move from their homes off Summer Avenue are getting a little relief, but only temporarily. A judge granted an order allowing residents at Leahy’s Mobile Home Park an extra two weeks to get everything together. It looks like a ghost town at Leahy’s. The families still living there are scrambling to get permanent housing somewhere else. They have two weeks to pack up their lives and leave. “It breaks my heart to discover I […]

  • Disabled vet accused of attacking officers during food theft arrest

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A disabled veteran is behind bars, accused of attacking officers after he was caught stealing food. Kenny Peacock’s mug shot shows many bruises on his face. Police say he was involved in several different scuffles that sent him to the hospital before being booked into jail. According to a police report, Saturday morning, a security guard at the Walgreens off Poplar and Cleveland spotted the disabled veteran trying to swipe a couple of hot pockets worth not […]

  • Four children recovering after driver falls asleep

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Four small children are recovering from a wreck that sent them nearly crashing into a home off South Parkway. A mangled Sedan blocked the home early Saturday morning. The wreck ripped the trunk lid and bumper off and broke the windshield. Saturday morning the driver of the car crashed right into a yard on Castalia, barely missing Earnest Smith’s home. “I heard a loud boom,” recalled Smith. Inside the car with the driver were two infants and […]

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