Katie Beasley Biography
Katie Beasley is An American News anchor who CO-Hosts news for News 12 “First at Five”, Katie Beasley is married in May 2013. She was co-anchor for her elementary school’s news when she was in the fifth grade. She’s also held the position of reporter/photojournalist and part of News 12’s award-winning high school football show.
Katie’s journalist skills have been recognized with Georgia Association of Broadcasters Awards, they are Georgia Associated Press Award and Georgia Association of Broadcasters Merit Award.
Katie Beasley Early Life
The American news anchor was born in the Canton, Georgia to David Beasley and Tammy Beasly. She has two younger siblings, a sister, Kelly Beasley and brother, Davis Basley.
Beasley Attended Creekview Middle School then joined the University of Georgia. She graduated in Bachelor Art and a major in Broadcast News Journalism.
Katie Beasley Career
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Katie Beasley Georgia
Katie grew up in the Canton, Georgia, area. Parents : She is the eldest child of David (father) and Tammy Beasley (mother).
She has 2 younger siblings, a sister named Kelly Beasley and a brother named Davis Beasley (now deceased).On 25 May 2013, she married John Milliner. He was he college boyfriend, who worked as a Business Executive in Atlanta.
She gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Ava James, on 5 October 2015 in Forsyth County.
Katie Beasley Education And College
Katie’s schooling years were spent at both the Creekview Middle School and High School, where she was known for anchoring her middle school’s news program. She has said that this was where her interest in the news came from.After having struck her passion for journalism with her middle school news program, she went on to study at the University of Georgia.
She graduated from there with a Bachelor of Art, and a major in Broadcast News Journalism.
Katie Beasley Family
Although well known in her Atlanta area, Beasley was thrust to national attention in October of 2016, when her younger brother Davis committed suicide.He had been battling depression for over a year, so much so that he had dropped out of university to return to his parents’ home in Hickory Flat.
His parents had bought him a dog that he named Tripp to be a therapy dog. It was that dog that alerted the family to what he had done.
Since her brothers passing, Beasley has worked tirelessly to bring attention to depression in men, and regularly uses her platform to promote awareness.She has said that she wants to dedicate her life to breaking the stigma attached with mental illness, so that others do not have to go through what her brother went through.
Katie Beasley Sky Fox Traffic
Katie”s first job out of college was with the News 12 First at 5 program in Augusta, Georgia.
She worked as their co-anchor, and then moved her way up to becoming the lead reporter and photojournalist. She was considered a large part of their award winning high school football show.
While working there, she received an offer to come across to the FOX 5 News team in Atlanta. She accepted, and in January of 2013 she made her debut on their 4.30am traffic-reporting program.
As of 2017, she also works with their programs Good Day Atlanta! and Sky Fox Traffic.
During her career, she has received both the Georgia Association of Broadcasters Award, and the Georgia Associated Press Award.