KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — View the full 2023 WATE Hispanic Heritage Special that aired on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023.

Hispanic Heritage Stories


  • Producer/Editor: Laura Darnell
  • Anchors: Tearsa Smith, Don Hudson
  • Story Contributors: Allison Smith, Dominic Webster, Don Hudson, Kristen Gallant, Molly O’Brien, Melanie Vásquez Russell, Tearsa Smith
  • Photographers: Bill Greene, Dave Wignall, J.R. Woods, Taylor Gash
  • Digital Content Producer: Melanie Vásquez Russell
  • Spanish-English Interpretation/Translation: Melanie Vásquez Russell