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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
  • 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 […]

  • What’s next for hundreds of immigrant minors sent to Tennessee?

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It’s a rush like we haven’t seen before. Tens of thousands of children from Central American countries are the border illegally  into the United States. “The reason we think there is a surge in women and children coming across the border is because the violence in Central American countries,” said Memphis immigration lawyer, Barry Frager with the Frager Law Firm. Frager started out in immigration law deporting families, but for the last 15 years in Memphis, he’s […]

  • Police searching for man accused of brutally attacking his ex-girlfriend

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Police are on the hunt for a dangerous man they say stalked and severely beat his ex-girlfriend. Detectives have been looking for Tyrone Lewis since Thursday night’s attack. His victim remains in the hospital in critical condition. Police say inside an abandoned house on Baltic, Tyrone Lewis brutally beat his ex-girlfriend so badly, she lost consciousness. He then took off, leaving her in the home. “The next thing you know, the police are over there and the […]

  • Some say Mississippi’s sales tax holiday should be expanded

    Mississippi sales tax holiday is this weekend,Arkansas and Tennessee are scheduled for next weekend

  • Teen charged with trespassing at vacant, remodeled apartment

    The neighbor says this week’s vandalism isn’t a one-time thing, the vacant apartment keeps getting hit

  • Homeowner and firefighter hurt in East Memphis house fire

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. – An East Memphis elderly couple is recovering from burns while coping with a huge loss after they lost their home in a devastating a fire. Both the homeowner and a firefighter were hurt. The homeowner watched firefighters try to save what they could Sunday morning. Ferocious smoke and billowing flames devoured his home on Suzanne Circle. “It really breaks my heart, because we`ve known them all of our lives and they are just a really sweet old […]

  • 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 […]

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