Judi Gatson Biography
Judi Gatson is an American journalist who serves as an evening anchor for WIS, the dominant television station in the Columbia, SC television market. She anchors WIS News Live at 5, 6, and 11. Since joining WIS News in November of 1995 she has reported and anchored from some of the biggest stories around the state.
Judi Gatson is an evening anchor for WIS, the dominant television station in the Columbia, SC television market. During her tenure at WIS, Judi has worked as a general assignment reporter, weekend anchor, and anchor of WIS Sunrise.
Judi covered the Democratic primary of the historic presidential election race of 2008, anchoring the WIS News primetime coverage and conducting a series of in-depth interviews with the candidates. She also covered the Presidential Inauguration live from the nation’s capital for Raycom Media. Judi’s extensive coverage of breaking news includes live reports from McClellanville as Hurricane Charley was making landfall. And in her special report, “Into the Fire,” Judi brought viewers a compelling report on the technology used to rescue people faster when she completed firefighter training and went inside a burning building live to simulate a rescue. Judi’s consumer reports include her popular “Buy It & Try It” series which tests “As Seen on TV” products to see if they really work as advertised. And as co-anchor on WIS News at 6 Judi has won three Emmy awards for best newscast and several Associated Press Awards for Business/Consumer reporting and Education reporting.
You’ll also find Judi on KISS 103.1FM on Sunday evenings at 6 pm hosting “NTouch”, talking about hot topics and important issues in the community. Judi’s heavy involvement in the community previously included serving on the boards of Healthy Learners, the Palmetto Health South Carolina Cancer Center, Palmetto Center for Women, and United Way’s Palmetto Society. She also speaks at many schools and community events and enjoys making regular visits to mentor teenage girls in the transition program at the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Judi Gatson Age
Gatson is 53 years old as of 2019. She was born on 321, March 1966.
Judi Gatson Husband
Judi is married to Dwayne Gatson, who served 22 years in the military and retired as a Lt. Colonel in the United States Army. Judi and Dwayne have two sons, Aidan Kash and Nicholas Jax. The Gatson’s are active members of Brookland Baptist Church and live in Columbia with their two labs, Shadow and Spirit.
Judi Gatson Education
Gatson majored in Business Management at the Georgia Institute of Technology and later joined Indiana University.
Judi Gatson Net Worth
Her major source of income is her journalism career where she is working for years. According to some sources, a Journalist earns an average salary of $61k. Whereas the best news reporter makes a salary that ranges from $75k to $80k.
Judi Gatson Award
An award-winning journalist on topics ranging from education to consumer issues, Judi has moderated statewide gubernatorial debates and interviewed influential politicians and newsmakers.
Judi has won three Emmy awards for best newscast. In 2012, Judi was honored to be named Reporter of the Year by the National Alliance on Mental Health, South Carolina (NAMI). She’s also won several Associated Press Awards for Business/Consumer reporting and Education reporting.
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