George is the News Director of the WHIZ Media Group. He also co-anchors the 6:00PM news on WHIZ-TV and anchors daily news updates on AM1240 and Z92 radio stations. George has been working at the station since 1981 and started as a general assignment reporter. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s degree in communications. When not at work you can find George playing golf during the mornings on weekends and watching the Reds and Bengals win championships.
After leaving the news business for six years to start a family, Carolyn Haley-Fleegle returned to WHIZ-TV in April, 2006 to anchor LIVE AT NOON. She also co-anchors the 6 PM news. Before leaving the station, Carolyn co-anchored the 6 o'clock news and anchored the news at 11 for seven years.
An Ohio native, Carolyn grew up in Kettering, a suburb of Dayton. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio where she obtained a degree in Communications.
While not at work, Carolyn enjoys spending time with her two sons going to the movies, bowling and playing miniature golf.
Nichole Hannahs is a native to Southeastern Ohio growing up in Perry County in the Village of Corning. She's also a proud graduate of Bishop Rosecrans High School.
Nichole joined WHIZ in 2000 as an intern before joining the staff full time as a photojournalist and sports reporter in 2005. She now works as a multi-platform journalist working in both radio and television. You can hear her every morning from 6:00-8:30 a.m. on AM 1240, Z92.7 and Highway 103.7.
Nichole graduated with a bachelor's degree in Communication from Waynesburg College, emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism. As a student at Waynesburg, Nichole held the position of Sports Director for WCYJ-FM, calling Yellow Jacket basketball games and high school football. She also was a sports anchor for a weekly newscast on WC-TV and a contributing reporter to the Waynesburg College Yellow Jacket newspaper.
Nichole chose broadcasting because of her love of community and learning what is important to the people of Southeastern Ohio. She's always looking for a good story.
When she's not working you can find Nichole at various sporting events, especially if hockey is involved. She also enjoys hiking at Blackhand Gorge with her husband, Brandon.
Jennifer was born and raised in Zanesville. She graduated from Bishop Rosecrans High School and was very active in volleyball and track.
Jennifer joined WHIZ in February 2012 as a news reporter. She graduated from Ohio University in Athens, where she received her bachelor's degree in Broadcast News from the Scripps School of Journalism. She also received specializations in Spanish and Geography.
While studying at OU, Jennifer worked at WOUB Television as a reporter, anchor and producer for Athens MidDay Television. Jennifer also interned at WHIZ during the summer of her junior year in college.
During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, shopping, and watching sports. Her favorite teams are the Ohio University Bobcats and the Buckeyes, of course! She is also an active member of Hands of Faith Church.
Jennifer is excited to be back in her hometown of Zanesville and looks forward to working as part of the WHIZ news team!
Erika joined the WHIZ News team as a reporter in May 2012.
Born and raised in Marengo, Ohio Erika graduated from The Ohio State University in March 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.
While at Ohio State Erika anchored and reported for Buckeye TV News, Ohio State's student produced news show.
Erika enjoys the outdoors, spending time with family and friends and hiking around Dresden with her two dogs. She also loves anything to do with the Buckeyes!
She is excited to start her reporting career here in Zanesville and looks forward to becoming part of the community.
Courtney was raised in Toledo, OH, where she attended St. Ursula Academy. While there, she became very involved in cheerleading, track and theatre.
Courtney graduated from Bowling Green State University. There she received her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Ethnic Studies.
While studying at Bowling Green, Courtney became an active member of her college news station, BG24 News. Her multiple job titles included both, field reporter and evening news anchor. Courtney also interned at WTVG in Toledo, OH and Local 12 in Cincinnati, OH. Interviewing Ohio Attorney General, Mike Dewine and gaining access into the Cincinnati Bengals pre-season try-outs were just a few notable highlights during her internship.
When Courtney is not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Also, she likes to participate in yoga, shopping and art classes.
Courtney is very excited to report on the stories and issues that affect Muskingum County and surrounding areas.
She would love to hear from the local community and encourages people to shoot her an e-mail with story ideas and upcoming events.
A native of Lakewood, Ohio, which is just west of Cleveland, Mackenzie is excited to start her career in Ohio!
Mackenzie joined the WHIZ news team in February 2013. Before joining WHIZ, Mackenzie graduated from The University of Akron in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in both Broadcast Journalism and Public Relations.
While at UA, Mackenzie was involved with numerous student organizations including the student newspaper, the Buchtelite, and UA's student-run radio and TV stations, WZIP-FM and ZTV. Mackenzie also interned at WEWS Newschannel 5 in Cleveland, Ohio during her senior year of college.
If you have any story ideas, feel free to send Mackenzie an email.