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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
  • Family says robbers forced their way into home, pointed gun at baby

    “I thought my life was gone. I thought that I was about to die."

  • Downed tree blocks street for days, neighbors say no one will clear it

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.-The nasty weather is to blame for keeping some Memphians from being able to drive up and down their street. A huge tree is blocking the roadway off Lamar and Airways, but it’s not just an inconvenience. The neighbors fear its dangerous! A colossal, cracked tree isn`t in the middle of the forest, it`s blocking a neighborhood street off Lamar and Airways. “Nightmare on Malone street, nightmare,” said Pernell Rogers who lives on Malone. Heavy winds snapped the tree […]

  • Vandals strike controversial naked statues

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.- An East Memphis neighborhood controversy over yard art is stirring. Vandals hit statues in a front yard that many deem inappropriate and want moved. Shocking bright red paint stains all the way down a statue on Valley Glynn Drive. The statue stands in a front yard next to a topless one and another one. The topless statue is also missing an arm. Take a closer look at the topless statue and you`ll see the woman isn`t only missing […]

  • Crittenden Regional Hospital evacuated after fire

    CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ark. — People in Crittenden County are without a hospital, even if they have an emergency. A devastating fire Friday morning forced the hospital to partially shut down. Thankfully, no one was hurt, although we’re told between 15 and 20 patients were transferred to hospitals in Memphis. “I could smell the fire from where I was,” said Linda Murray, who was inside Crittenden Regional visiting her sister. Murray said she spotted nurses running down the hall. “I was […]

  • Teen charged with robbing men at ATM outside Raleigh Springs Mall

    He's only 18, but he’s faced several charges in Shelby County before, including theft and burglary

  • Police: Man pulls gun on stranger who said ‘hello’

    Court records show he's been locked up several times before for extreme run-ins with others.

  • June kicks off program to help keep offenders from returning to prison

    MEMPHIS, Tenn.- The State of Tennessee is taking a stronger stand, hoping to help keep recently released prisoners from committing crimes and returning to jail. Sunday, June 1st, marks the start of a new program, designed to just that. It’s called Take One. Electric emotions ran high inside the Mark Luttrell Correctional Center Sunday morning. About half of the inmates at the State Prison packed a makeshift sanctuary for morning worship; singing, shouting praises and supporting each other. Tonjala Woodears […]

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    Two men killed in Panola County fire

    Panola County firefighters say two men were killed early Friday in a house fire near Batesville.

  • Mother charged with abusing disabled daughter

    It's not the first time Jennifer Cotten has faced charges like this

  • Man accused of stealing thousands from University of Memphis

    Memphis police also say Jaime Walsh went online and made a couple bogus donations to the university earlier this month.

  • Drivers Troubled Over Traffic on Stage Road

    (Bartlett, TN)There’s another layer adding to traffic nightmares. Starting Sunday night, TDOT crews are doing re-pavement work on a section of Stage Road in Bartlett. Some families in the area aren’t too pleased about the project, 5-year-old Zoey has a little trouble going to sleep , But it`s not because she`s an active child, Zoey and her mom live in a neighborhood right off the busy Stage Road. “What does that sound like?” asked WREG’s Elise Preston. “Uh beep, beep, […]

  • Local Leaders Weigh in on School Equality, 60 Years After Brown Vs. Board of Education

    (Memphis) Many are reflecting on the equality of schools in our area and around the country on a special anniversary. Saturday marks 60 years since Brown vs. Board of education, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregation in schools is unconstitutional. When a black father won for the fight for his little girl to be educated the same as young white children, it changed the country forever. But 60 years after the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision, both […]