KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — View the full 2022 WATE Hispanic Heritage Special that aired on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022.

Hispanic Heritage Stories


  • Producer/Editor: Laura Darnell
  • Director: Connor Heck
  • Anchors: Tearsa Smith, Allison Smith
  • Story Contributors: Allison Smith, Bo Williams, Kristen Gallant, Lexi Spivak, Lori Tucker, Melanie Vásquez Russell, Tearsa Smith
  • Photographers: Bill Greene, Dave Wignall, Emily LaPerch, J.R. Woods, Taylor Gash
  • Digital Content Producer: Melanie Vásquez Russell
  • Spanish-English Interpretation: Melanie Vásquez Russell

EDITOR’S NOTE: The special was originally scheduled to air on Oct. 13 but was moved due to breaking news.