FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 28, 2017
ST. LOUIS – Two new multi-skilled journalists are joining 5 On Your Side next month. Brittney Verner comes from KXXV in Waco, Texas and begins Jan. 8. Chris Davis comes from WHNT in Huntsville, Alabama and begins Jan. 22.
Both Verner and Davis are talented journalists with experience creating unique, shareable digital and broadcast stories.
Verner has a commanding live presence on television and frequently contributed to the most-viewed stories on her previous station’s website. She also shot, edited, and posted her own digital content daily.
Davis has a wide variety of journalism experience, most recently serving as a multi-media journalist and fill-in sports anchor. Prior to his time in Huntsville, he was a producer and assignment editor at WTVF in Nashville, Tennessee. His hard work has resulted in numerous accolades, including seven Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters Awards and a Midsouth Regional Emmy nomination for best morning newscast.
“Chris and Brittney are both talented storytellers, bringing a wide variety of enterprise and live reporting experience to the 5 On Your Side team,” said News Director Tiffani Lupenski. “They are anxious to get to know the people of St. Louis and uncover the stories that matter most to this community.”
Verner and Davis have degrees in mass communication. Verner graduated from Oakland University and focused on broadcast journalism and public relations while Davis graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and focused on multimedia journalism.
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