Kristen Gallant

I am honored to be working at the television station that I grew up watching. Growing up in Pigeon Forge, watching WATE 6 is what drew me to pursue a career in journalism. I believe it is an honor to bring news and information into ​a home each day. It is this relationship with the community that inspires me to do my job with excellence and precision.

I began my journalism career not too far from home. I became a reporter for WJHL News Channel 11 in Johnson City in 2019. I learned a lot and grew to love that community. I covered several stories in the Tri-Cities that made national headlines including the Evelyn Boswell case, the 2020 Accused Appalachian Trail killer and a Virginia cave rescue. 

When I’m not working, I enjoy volunteering with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and sharing my platform of CHANCES: Creating Families Through Adoption. I have been a volunteer with Youth Villages since 2015 and share my own adoption story whenever I can. 

My 10-pound yorkie, Oscar, and I love being outdoors camping, kayaking, and hiking. I enjoy traveling whenever possible and dream to visit all seven continents. 

I am graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in journalism and a minor in writing. I am currently pursuing my Master of Arts in Communications at Liberty University.

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