WSAV.com NOW Reporter
Ashley Williams joins the WSAV team after spending more than two years as a digital journalist in the Northeast. She’s excited to bury her snow boots and winter coats far in the back of her closet now that she’s returned to the sunny South — a place that she’ll always call home!
A native of West Palm Beach, Florida, Ashley earned her bachelor’s degree in electronic media from the University of North Florida, during which time she gained initial broadcast experience as an assignment editor, producer, video editor and scriptwriter for student-led television programs on campus and an internship at WJAX Action News Jax in Jacksonville.
While pursuing her undergraduate studies, the avid traveler (who’s visited 14 countries thus far) had opportunities to put her passport to good use with studies abroad in Spain and England, which led to her taking on a master’s degree in international multimedia journalism from Newcastle University in the U.K. Across the pond, she honed her strong writing skills with internships at music journalism website and former magazine, New Musical Express (NME), as well as a few local newspapers based in northeast England. She also served as an online news editor, reporter and photographer for her university’s award-winning independent newspaper.
Ashley got her start in broadcast news as an associate news producer in her hometown at WPTV NewsChannel 5, the top-rated station covering Florida’s Treasure and Gold Coasts. There, she also trained as a news producer. Recently, she worked for AccuWeather in State College, Pennsylvania, where she wrote hundreds of engaging weather-, health- and environment-related stories. She also hosted the “Weekly Wrap-Up” viral video segment, conducted a number of high-profile interviews and produced packages that aired on the AccuWeather Network.
When she’s not reporting, her hobbies include travel and exploring new places, reading, attending live music concerts and festivals, and spending time at the beach.
Ashley is thrilled to continue to develop her storytelling abilities at WSAV as she learns more about and tells the unique stories of Savannah’s culture-rich community. Say “hello” if you see her around town!