Ava Rash has been hired as Westmoreland County reporter for Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ABC affiliate WTAE.
This is a return home for the Pittsburgh native, who last worked at WCHS in Charleston, West Virginia. She’s also worked as an in-game host for Marshall University’s games and events, including football and basketball.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said Rash is also known for the time she choked on a leaf during live storm coverage, which drew more than 1.5 million views on TikTok.
“I am someone who’s very good at laughing at myself,” Rash said. “I’m a walking meme, and I have to just own it.”
Her first day at WTAE will be September 11.