WACH FOX 57
School: Western Illinois University & Mississippi State University
Hometown: Bartonville, IL
Dana Fulton’s interest in weather started at a very young age: she loved telling her younger brother and sister about the current weather conditions. Growing up in Illinois, she’s lived through “all the seasons in one day.” Understanding and respecting Mother Nature, while still being fascinated by every major event, is second nature.
She was drawn into the world of broadcasting in high school. In college, she started her first job in news, as an Associate Producer and fill-in MMJ at News 25 Peoria, IL. She joined WACH from our sister station in Eugene, OR.
She is an alumnae of Western Illinois University and Mississippi State University. Though she’s now in SEC country, she still cheers for Oregon—Go Ducks!
When she is not in the studio, she can often be found in the gym. She is very passionate about fitness. She also loves any outdoor adventure: from hiking in the Pisgah National Forest to paddleboarding on Lake Murray. Don’t ever hesitate to say “Hi” if you see her out an about!
WLTX News 19
Deon Guillory joined WLTX as Anchor of News 19 this Morning in January 2016.
Deon wakes up at 2am to get ready for work. It’s early, but he loves being able to help wake up the people of the Midlands.
Deon has always dreamed of becoming a journalist and was always the most talkative student in his classes. He is an award winning journalist who has worked in Richmond, Virginia, San Antonio, Texas and his hometown of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Deon was a part of the team who reported in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. It’s a time that is very special to him and one he credits for making him the journalist he is today.
In his spare time, he loves sports and his friends call him a gym rat. Deon also enjoys movies, music and has recently taken up cooking as a hobby. Deon loves going to schools and talking to kids and letting them know they can be whatever that want to be in life as long as they are willing to work hard for it.
You can follow Deon on Twitter @DeonWLTX.
WLTX News 19
Chuck Ringwalt went from Pennsylvania to the Palmetto State back in 2011 and hasn't looked back since.
Chuck first realized his passion for delivering the news back home in Springfield, Pennsylvania after watching a local reporter share stories one Christmas morning.
After graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from USC, Chuck joined the News19 as a full time multimedia journalist in May 2015.
Even though you're just starting to see his face and hear his voice, you might have already seen his work. Chuck was began working at WLTX just before entering his senior year of college filming football games for Friday Night Blitz and gathering interviews for the station's weekend newscasts.
Chuck has covered several of the biggest news stories that this state has seen including the aftermath of the attack on Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC and the taking down of the Confederate Flag right here in Columbia at the South Carolina State House.
When he's not reporting, Chuck loves to sit back, relax, and enjoy spending time with family and friends. He loves quoting movies (even if he's not 100 percent right). His favorite movie is the 1975 classic "Jaws" and his favorite thing to do is cheer on the Gamecocks in Williams-Brice Stadium!
Chuck is always looking to meet new people and share their stories, whatever that story may be. If you'd like to get in touch with Chuck you can send him a tweet @ChuckRingwalt, a friend request by searching Chuck Ringwalt WLTX, or email him at CRingwalt@wltx.com.
WLTX News 19
Lana Harris is a Georgia peach, born and raised near Atlanta
After graduating from the University of Georgia with a degree in Digital and Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sociology, Lana joined the WLTX team as a multiskilled journalist
When she’s not reporting, Lana is at home watching Netflix or exploring South Carolina. She is always looking for new restaurants to try or places to go. She also loves to cook and try new recipes!
Her passion for news has only grown over the years and she is committed to finding stories that make you think, feel, and act. What excites her the most is being able to impact, inform, and inspire thousands of people every day!
Follow her on Facebook at Lana Harris WLTX and on Twitter @LanaHarrisWLTX.
If you have any story ideas (or suggestions about places in the Midlands to visit!) e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.