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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
  • 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 […]

  • Henri Brooks supporters host rally in North Memphis

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Despite Saturday’s nasty weather, dozens rallied in support of Henri Brooks in North Memphis. The rally was open to the public in a parking lot on Firestone, but News Channel 3 was not allowed to step past a chain link fence. “Do you know why we`re not allowed inside?” asked WREG’s Elise Preston. “The media has not provided credible and accurate reporting on the commissioner`s campaign and or the charges that have come up,” replied an unidentified […]

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    Shotgun stolen from MPD car

    The theft happened in the 3500 block of Gowan Drive

  • Woman shot when she walks into apartment

    The victim was able to call her brother who in turn called police

  • Five boys shot at South Memphis apartment complex

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Five boys are recovering in the hospital after being shot outside their homes at an apartment complex off Alcy. A 16-year-old remains in critical condition. Neighbors tell News Channel 3 his 17th birthday is this week. The other four boys are expected to be OK. “We was sitting in the house and we heard multiple gunshots, like up to 20,” said Nicole Todd.  She didn`t know one of the victims was her 14-year-old little cousin. “He said […]

  • Pastors and police raise money for education

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A couple hundred basketball fans crowded the Neighborhood Christian Center Saturday. Memphis police officers and local ministers made up two teams dunking it out to help raise money to send Memphis kids to college. “I know personally that I would not have been able to complete my education if it weren`t for financial assistance,” said Amber Bennett, executive director of Funds for Freshmen. She is passionate about raising money for incoming college students. The organization is shooting […]

  • Man shoots mom’s boyfriend to save her life

    The attack on the family also sparked terror for neighbors on the street.


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