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Ashley Batey

Hometown:  Ashley spent most of her childhood years in Los Angeles, CA. She's also lived in Tennessee, Texas and Ohio.

Family:  Ashley lives with her dog, Edison, a rescue dog adopted while she was living in Texas. What mix of breeds he's made of is anyone's guess!

Shortly before coming to Charlotte, Ashley's parents moved to Charleston, SC.  You can find her visiting there a lot!

Education:  Ashley graduated magna cum laude from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) with a degree in Meteorology. During her time in College Station, she was an avid storm chaser and loved the opportunity to see severe weather up close.

Career: Ashley began her career in college, working a weekly shift forecasting for a local radio station, but her heart was always in television. Shortly after graduating, Ashley got that opportunity, working for KBTX-TV in Bryan-College Station, TX before moving to Charlotte.

Awards and Distinctions:  Ashley holds the American Meteorological Society's Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation.

Hobbies:  She keeps herself busy!

Ashley loves to cook, and making something new is one of her favorite things to do.  She is admittedly border-line obsessed with running and yoga. 

She loves being outside and spends a lot of time hiking or camping (and, of course, being from California frequent trips to the beach are a must!). 

She listens to a lot of music, and if you ask anyone at the station, you'll usually find her forecasting with headphones on.  She also reads a lot (when she can find the time) and enjoys some down time just hanging out with her dog. 

Favorite Foods: It would be impossible to pick just one (or even a few).  There is no cuisine she doesn't eat, and nothing she won't try. 

Something you don't know about Ashley:  She's kind of a daredevil.  Her Bucket List consists of everything from doing a Polar Plunge (check) to skydiving to eating a Carolina Reaper, the world's hottest pepper (check).

E-mail: abatey@wbtv.com

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