Katherine Marchand
Katherine Marchand started reporting for ABC13 in August 2018.

She comes to us from Chattanooga, Tennessee where she was a reporter at our ABC affiliate WTVC.

During her three years at WTVC, she covered the aftermath of two devastating events that shook the Chattanooga community: a 2015 terrorist attack that left five service members dead and a 2016 bus crash that killed six elementary school children. She told stories of how the city came together to honor the Fallen Five and the six children who lost their lives. She also reported on efforts to increase safety at military installations and on school buses. In 2017, the Tennessee Associated Press awarded Katherine first place in Investigative Reporting for her investigation about convicted sex offenders who were still licensed to teach in the state of Tennessee.

Katherine grew up in Atlanta, GA. She was the valedictorian of her high school class and graduated with a 4.0 GPA from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Engineering. She recognizes that it's not every day you hear of an engineer-turned-reporter!

Katherine learned the "ins and outs" of local news during two stints as an intern at WSB-TV in Atlanta. She also interned at CNN's Washington Bureau for the show "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

Katherine enjoys covering politics and government. While in college, she interned at the White House in the Communications Department where she monitored the news and assisted with interviews of the President and other administration officials. She was at the White House during the rollout of the Affordable Care Act and the government shutdown, and describes it as a very interesting time to be in Washington!

In her spare time, Katherine loves teaching group fitness classes, spending time with family and friends, competing in team trivia events, and finding great hiking trails.