Dee Dee Gatton

Dee Dee Gatton

First at Four Anchor, Investigative Reporter

Charlotte, NC

Prior to coming to Charlotte, Dee Dee was the evening anchor/special projects reporter at WICS-WRSP in Springfield, Illinois. While in Springfield, her work and the station was recognized with a prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for an investigation into the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.

She also was recognized by the Illinois Associated Press with a First Place Award as Top Reporter on a documentary she wrote and produced on the lifesaving life flight program at St. John's Hospital. Dee Dee has anchored continuous coverage on the brutal death of Yingying Zhang, a visiting University of Illinois Scholar from China.

Earlier in her career, Dee Dee was an anchor/reporter at KPNX-Phoenix and served as both an evening and morning anchor in Oregon.

Dee Dee was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and is a proud alumna of the College of William and Mary. Dee Dee had originally planned on becoming an attorney, but after falling in love with broadcast journalism and writing, she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in English Literature. Dee Dee speaks Spanish and lived/studied in Spain.


  • Edward R. Murrow award for documentary
  • Project Illinois: Justice for Ta'Naja Special
  • Illinois Associated Press Award Top Reporter


  • College of William and Mary

Recent Articles by Dee Dee

  Lake Wylie man gets replacement refrigerator after WBTV’s calls

  Man shocked to get a bill 19 months after daughter’s treatment

  Tenant fights for more heat, relies on one permanent heating unit & space heaters for warmth

  Local man gets stung by bee, says insurance won’t cover medical bill

  N.C. man gets big bill after going to the doctor for a dog bite

  Got a medical billing issue? Contact WBTV Investigates

  Local couple fights $6,000 bill, thought medical procedure was covered by insurance

  Another driver was detoured on I-77, took the express lanes, and was billed

  Woman went to in-network hospital, says she was billed $15,000 for out-of-network treatment

  Mooresville woman paid company nearly $1,000 for swim spa repair - months later, no fix

  Woman followed directions on Atrium Health’s website, says she ended up at wrong facility and was billed

  Statesville man says his home insurance company won’t cover the cost of a roof repair

  Local man pays his portion of the bill for medical procedure; months later, receives yet another bill

  Local man goes to the ER for what he thought was a bad bug bite, gets $1,300 bill

  New rules in 2021 require hospitals to make prices more transparent

  Woman says moving company wouldn’t unload her belongings without extra payment

  Woman says she was victim of Peeping Tom incident at Charlotte apartment

  Troutman man says collection agencies are hounding him to pay off his dead wife’s credit card debt

  Gastonia woman claims she’s being ejected by her wheelchair

  Charlotte woman calls WBTV for help after she says she was misquoted for procedure

  Charlotte tenant says management won’t fix several maintenance issues in his apartment

  Woman says she was not informed of cost before Charlotte-area hospital treatment

  Woman calls WBTV Investigates for help with sewage running through front yard

  Duke Energy warns of scams hitting customers

  Man thought surgery would be covered by insurance, gets $23,000 bill

  NC Attorney General warns of holiday season scams

  Surgeons brace for cutbacks that could impact access to care

  North Carolina Attorney General fights robocalls in the state

  Local woman got $600 bill for lab work she thought insurance would cover

  Employment scams rampant in Charlotte area