Chattanooga Stations Cover Tornado Threat

By Merrill Knox Comment

Local stations in Chattanooga were in various states of continuing coverage today as severe weather tore through the region, which was under a tornado warning for most of the day.

“We will remain on the air throughout the afternoon until the threat passes for everyone,” WTVC wrote on Facebook. The ABC-affiliate had continuing coverage beginning at 11 a.m. with meteorologists David Glenn, Bill Race and Jason Disharoon, as well as reporters Sarah Jennings and Kevin Sims.

CBS-affiliate WDEF had extended coverage from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., anchored by meteorologists Patrick Core and Chip Chapman. Anchor Nordia Epps contributed headlines. 

WRCB evening team Cindy Sexton and David Carroll anchored coverage on the NBC-affiliate. The pair were joined by meteorologists Paul Barys and Nick Austin for nearly four hours of coverage.

Fox-affiliate WDSI stayed in regularly-scheduled programming, but ran updated tornado warning information on a ticker across the bottom of the screen.