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    Daniella Hankey
    Daniella Hankey

    Daniella Hankey joined Newswatch as a Reporter. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to southern West Virginia from Florida to further pursue her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. Daniella was born and raised in Orlando and is a proud Floridian. Her current interests include enjoying everything West Virginia has to offer, from outdoor adventures to the beautiful mountains and scenery. As a multi-trained journalist, Daniella is always prepared to cover the stories that matter to our viewers and help to keep her newly adopted community informed. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at [email protected]

    Bramwell Fire Leaves One Dead and Two Injured

      BRAMWELL, WV (WOAY) —Multiple fire departments responded to a fatal house fire in Bramwell on Wednesday afternoon. In addition to one death, two...

    Fire Ruins Two Houses In Fayette County

    BOOMER, WV (WOAY)— A one structure fire started at a residence in Boomer, WV around 6:12 a.m.today. This fire later led to another structure fire destroying most...

    Santa Claus Is Coming To The Tamarack!

    BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)–If you are looking for something to do on November 24th to bring in the holiday spirit, come to the Tamarack to visit with Santa and Mrs....

    Local Store Clerk Saves Life After A Shooting

      ANSTED, WV (WOAY)— Gunshots were fired in the town of Ansted Sunday night leaving the residents shocked and in dismay.   Do Not Cross tape, blood...

    A Sweet Start To The Holiday Season: 19th Annual Candy Land Christmas Pageant

      BECKLEY, WV (WOAY) — Holiday music, ginger bread men and a candy cane tree were all at the 19th Annual Classic Candy Land Christmas Pageant that took place...

    The Countdown Has Begun: Santa Claus Arrives At Crossroads Mall!

      It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Beckley as a helicopter landed in the parking lot of the Crossroads Mall today carrying Good Ol’ St....

    Family Receives Justice After Two Years Of Court Battle

    HINTON, WV (WOAY)— A day the Cole and Bashman families thought would never happened occurred Friday when Ronald Smith pleaded guilty to arson.   “I knew he...

    “Combating Addiction With Grace” Bringing Awareness to Substance Abuse Prevention

      Everyday in our local community, people are battling and dying from substance abuse and addiction.   “I’ve been very close to it now for 3 years in my...

    Small Business Saturday Proclamation Passed in Oak Hill

      OAK HILL,WV (WOAY)- The City of Oak Hill Council members passed the Small Business Saturday proclamation at Monday night’s meeting.   “Promoting...

    Murder Investigation In Monroe County

      Monroe County deputies arrested a women with murder charges. Judy Kay Wooten is in jail and charged with murder.   Deputies are on the scene trying to find...