Ashton Pellom

Ashton Pellom

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").

Ashton is excited to be the South Carolina Bureau Reporter and welcomes any story ideas. Feel free to email him at