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

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

  Woman furious after getting charged for COVID-19 test

  Virtual vehicle scams on the rise in Charlotte area

  Man charged out of network fee at in network hospital

  Woman’s rental home is in disrepair, code enforcement issues violation

  Water leak in couple’s home leads to battle with insurance company

  Local couple’s fridge needs to be fixed, but they have problems with home warranty company

  Mount Holly man fights with a credit card company over charges he believes are fraudulent

  Woman describes HUD apartment in disrepair

  Local woman says she received medical bill before insurance was billed

  Charlotte man pays contractor $900, but work isn’t completed

  South Carolina woman’s medical bill keeps increasing

  Woman battles Charlotte medical provider over $1,300 bill

  BBB: Top three scams in Charlotte area in September

  'Most tragic thing you can imagine’: Charlotte battalion chief reflects on 9/11

  Local woman says she was detoured on I-77, forced to take express lanes

  Family remembers grandfather fatally stabbed in Gastonia

  Charlotte family claims they were billed hundreds after coding error

  WBTV Investigates helps saves local woman more than $4,000 in medical bills

  WBTV Investigates saves local woman $25,000 in medical bills

  Elderly couple without AC for over a month contacts WBTV Investigates for help

  Man gets thousands of dollars in bills for procedure he thought was covered by insurance

  Driver says he was billed, forced into the express lanes on I-77 after accident

  Local woman gets surprise medical bill for more than $700