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.

Katherine's Stories
What we know about fallen Nassau Bay Sgt. Kaila Sullivan
Sgt. Sullivan, who was hit and killed during a traffic stop, would have marked her 16th year with the department this month.
Man convicted of 2010 Montrose murder out on bail as new DNA evidence comes to light
"Never give up and trust in God. That's the lesson," Lydell Grant said as he hugged his mother.
Woman facing lewdness charges after her 3 stepkids see her topless
Tilli Buchanan was in her own home hanging drywall with her husband, when she said she took off her shirt and bra so they wouldn't get dirty.
These alternatives are cheaper than Botox but are they better?
Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the country, but it's not the only product on the market if you want to make wrinkles disappear.
Woman trying to get to hospital ends up having baby on highway
This is a delivery the baby's parents will never forget!
100-mph chase ends with driver in stolen truck crashing in pond
The truck started taking on water as the driver was hauled off to jail after crashing into the pond.
Rapper T.I. says he takes daughter to gynecologist to confirm she's still a virgin
T.I. said he gets his daughter to waive her privacy rights, so he can get the information in the first place.
County clerk blames secretary of state for delayed election results
We thought the results would have been in hours ago. So what took so long?
Daycare, residents say water issues have been going on for months with no fix
The sinkhole that's in the day care's playground has been an issue for a while, but heavy downpours made it even worse.
2 masked men wanted for leaving behind explosive on ATM machine
Fortunately, deputies got to the device before it could detonate.