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

  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

  Woman pays $5,000 for landscaping project in backyard, says it’s not complete

  Insurance company agrees to pay $27,000 hospital bill for Concord family after WBTV report

  Family claims Atrium Health didn’t obtain pre-authorization prior to hospitalization

  Tenant contacts WBTV Investigates about water leak in apartment

  WBTV Investigates gets a $40,000 refund for local couple after problems with dream car

  Woman says she was billed for medical procedure in S.C. but not N.C.

  ‘I noticed roaches coming out of the outlet’: Gaston County mother given apartment with less than ideal conditions

  Charlotte man says he’s being targeted by Code Enforcement, cited repeatedly for overgrown grass