Judi Gatson Biography
Judi Gatson is an American evening anchor for WIS, the dominant television station in the Columbia, SC television market. She anchors WIS News Live at 5, 6 and 11. Since joining WIS News in November of 1995 she has reported on and anchored from some of the biggest stories around the state.
Judi Gatson Age
Gatson is 53 years old as of 2019. She was born on 03/21/1966.
Judi Gatson Husband
Judi is married to Dwayne Gatson, who served 22 years in the military and retired as a Lt. Colonel in the United States Army. Judi and Dwayne have two sons, Aidan Kash and Nicholas Jax. The Gatson’s are active members of Brookland Baptist Church and live in Columbia with their two labs, Shadow and Spirit.
Judi Gatson Education
Judi majored in Business Management at Georgia Institute of Technology and later joined Indiana University.
Judi Gatson Career
Judi Gatson is an evening anchor for WIS, the dominant television station in the Columbia, SC television market. During her tenure at WIS, Judi has worked as a general assignment reporter, weekend anchor and anchor of WIS Sunrise.
Judi covered the Democratic primary of the historic presidential election race of 2008, anchoring the WIS News primetime coverage and conducting a series of in-depth interviews with the candidates. She also covered the Presidential Inauguration live from the nation’s capital for Raycom Media. Judi’s extensive coverage of breaking news includes live reports from McClellanville as Hurricane Charley was making landfall. And in her special report, “Into the Fire,” Judi brought viewers a compelling report on the technology used to rescue people faster when she completed firefighter training and went inside a burning building live to simulate a rescue. Judi’s consumer reports include her popular “Buy It & Try It” series which tests “As Seen on TV” products to see if they really work as advertised. And as co-anchor on WIS News at 6 Judi has won three Emmy awards for best newscast and several Associated Press Awards for Business/Consumer reporting and Education reporting.
You’ll also find Judi on KISS 103.1FM on Sunday evenings at 6 pm hosting “NTouch”, talking about hot topics and important issues in the community. Judi’s heavy involvement in the community previously included serving on the boards of Healthy Learners, the Palmetto Health South Carolina Cancer Center, Palmetto Center for Women and United Way’s Palmetto Society. She also speaks at many schools and community events and enjoys making regular visits to mentor teenage girls in the transition program at the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Judi is very involved in the community and has served on the boards of Healthy Learners, the Palmetto Health South Carolina Cancer Center, Palmetto Center for Women and United Way’s Palmetto Society. She also speaks at many schools and community events and enjoys making regular visits to mentor teenage girls in the transition program at the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Judi Gatson Net Worth
Gatson has an estimated net worth of $million, but the amount is yet to reveal and is still under review. Her major source of income is her journalism career where she is working for years. According to some sources, a Journalist earns an average salary of $61k. Whereas a best news reporter makes the salary that ranges from $75k to $80k.
Judi Gatson Award
An award-winning journalist on topics ranging from education to consumer issues, Judi has moderated statewide gubernatorial debates and interviewed influential politicians and newsmakers.
Judi has won three Emmy awards for best newscast. In 2012, Judi was honored to be named Reporter of the Year by the National Alliance on Mental Health, South Carolina (NAMI). She’s also won several Associated Press Awards for Business/Consumer reporting and Education reporting.
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MARCH OF DIMES TO HONOR MRS. JUDI GATSON AND THE GATSON FAMILY WITH 2014 AFRICAN AMERICAN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Published: Wednesday, October 8, 2014
COLUMBIA, SC, October 8, 2014) —The March of Dimes South Carolina Chapter is pleased to announce that they will honor Mrs. Judi Gatson and the Gatson Family with the 2014 African American Achievement Award. Mrs. Gatson and the Gatson Family will receive the award at the organization’s luncheon event, on Thursday, November 20th at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center. A committee of past award recipients chose to honor Mrs. Gatson and her family for their outstanding contributions to the African American community and significant impact on the state of South Carolina, as well as their efforts to increase the awareness, understanding, and investment of the African American community in the mission of the March of Dimes.
Networking and coffee begin at 11:30 a.m., with the luncheon and award program starting at 12:00 noon. Individual tickets are $100 each and sponsorships start at $1,000. “Fund The Mission” donations, which are 100% tax-deductible, may also be made in Judi’s honor. For additional information, please contact Adriene Pressley-Tyler at (803) 403-8531or ATyler@marchofdimes.org. Kiss 103.1 FM is the radio sponsor of the event and Millennium Magazine is the magazine sponsor.
South Carolina has one of the highest premature birth rates in the country, with nearly 9,000 babies affected each year. Premature babies struggle to survive and may face lifelong health consequences. November is Prematurity Awareness Month and the March of Dimes hosts the African American Achievement Award to bring attention to the problem of premature birth.