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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
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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.

  • Mid-South rivers more dangerous from weeks of hard rain

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It hasn’t rained in several days, but right now rivers in our area are more dangerous in the aftermath of the storms. The Wolf River is swift this weekend. “The current is very fast the water is deep,” said Shelby County Sheriff`s Department spokesperson Chip Washington. The river is swollen. It’s so high and hasty because of hard rain that pummeled the Mid-South this past month. The currents are partially to blame for causing a man’s kayak […]

  • Local politicians speak following Commissioner Henri Brooks’ arrest

    SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn.- Memphis Mayor AC Wharton and fellow Shelby County Commissioner Sidney Chism spoke to WREG Saturday, for the first time since the arrest of Shelby County Commissioner Henri Brooks. Brooks faces assault charges after a woman claims Brooks threw a bottle of water on her during a an argument over a parking spot Tuesday. Cell phone video WREG obtained from a witness only shows part of the story; the aftermath of an alleged fight between Shelby County Commissioner […]

  • Henri Brooks appears in court following assault arrest

    Despite facing misdemeanor charges of assault, Brooks and her lawyers say she is the victim.

  • Questions surround Bryan Carson’s arrest

    Shelby County Democratic Party Chair Bryan Carson's arrest has many debating if the arrest was fueled by politics, not the law.

  • 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 […]


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