Hometown: Decatur, GA (A suburb of Atlanta)
Family: Ashton is the son of former Atlanta Hawks Forward Sam Pellom and author Sharon Pellom. He has two brothers, Troy and Ian.
Career: Ashton joined WBTV in June of 2013. He comes to Charlotte from Albany, Georgia, where he reported for WALB-TV for two years.
Honors: In 2011, Ashton won two Georgia Associated Press Awards, one for Best Spot News Reporting when a standoff turned deadly in Moultrie, GA. The other was for Best Use of Sound when a court defendant had to be restrained to a wheelchair with a motorcycle helmet during his trial.
Education: Ashton graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Broadcast News at West Virginia University (Let's Go Mountaineers!)
Hobbies: In his free time, Ashton loves volunteering, lifting weights and playing basketball (He stands 6'5").