Stephanie Santostasi joined the News 13 team as a reporter in April 2018.
Although she's a Michigan native, she's not new to the south. Stephanie most recently worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor for WTVC in Chattanooga. Before that, she worked at WCYB in Bristol, Va.
During her three years in Chattanooga, Stephanie received a few awards from the Tennessee Associated Press in the “Short Serious News” category and “Best TV Reporter” category. While in the Scenic City, she covered several national stories including the terrorist attack where four U.S. Marines and a U.S. Sailor were shot and killed inside an Army Reserve Center and the bus crash that killed six elementary school children. Stephanie was the first reporter on the scene for that crash and spent months covering the aftermath of that terrible day.
She graduated from Central Michigan University with dual degrees in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and Communication. While in school, Stephanie reported, anchored and produced for CMU's award-winning station, News Central 34.
During her college summers, Stephanie interned at WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio, Fox 2 in Detroit, Michigan and worked as a weekend photojournalist at 9&10 News in Cadillac, Michigan.
In her free time, Stephanie loves to watch the latest season of the Bachelor/Bachelorette and spend time with her fiancé, Luke, and their golden retriever, Walker. Stephanie and Luke are excited to ‘tie the knot’ this September in Stephanie’s hometown!
Since they are both new to Asheville, if you have any hiking trails, neat destinations you've been to in the area, or any restaurant suggestions, let Stephanie know! You can email her at: email@example.com.