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.
On days when temperatures are hovering around 90-degrees, imagine being cooped up inside your home with no air conditioning. For the past month, Curtese Shiflet and her husband say they have been begging technicians to fix their AC Unit, but the excuses keep coming along with the heat!