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Daniella Hankey
Daniella Hankey

Daniella Hankey joined Newswatch as a Reporter. Armed with a major in Communications and Media Studies and a minor in Education, Daniella relocated to southern West Virginia from Florida to further pursue her career. During her time at Stetson, she covered several big stories on and off campus including the June 2016 Pulse Night Club shooting and Hurricane Matthew. She worked as a news anchor and reporter for her college news station and enjoyed an internship in productions at PBS. Her love for journalism started in high school when she was selected as a Bright House Varsity Reporter as well as the school anchor. Daniella was born and raised in Orlando and is a proud Floridian. Her current interests include enjoying everything West Virginia has to offer, from outdoor adventures to the beautiful mountains and scenery. As a multi-trained journalist, Daniella is always prepared to cover the stories that matter to our viewers and help to keep her newly adopted community informed. If you have any story ideas or news tips, please email Daniella at dhankey@woaynewswatch.com

College Football Player Dies

MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (WOAY)- A Marshall University football player who was paralyzed in a shooting last month has died. Lawrence Aaron III, 19, was shot on January 1st at...

Local College Is Giving Out Scholarships

RALEIGH COUNTY, WV (WOAY)-  New River Community and Technical College is encouraging their students to apply for scholarships.   The college just opened their...

Do You Want A Dog Park?

FAYETTEVILLE, WV (WOAY)- America’s “Coolest Small Town” is looking to add a dog park for dogs and residents to enjoy.   Fayetteville residents are...

Not Tech Savy? Attend The Electronic Device Clinic Being Held

BLUEFIELD WV (WOAY)- The Craft Memorial Library is looking to help people navigate the features of their electronic devices.   Whether it is a cell phone, tablet or...

Toyota, Hyundai Recall Roughly 110,000 Vehicles

ABC NEWS (AP)- Toyota and Hyundai have recalled roughly a combined 110,000 trucks and sport utility vehicles, including the 2018 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia, and the 2018...

Woman Fatally Stabbed With Hunting Knife At Public Library

(ABC NEWS, AP)- A man attacked a woman from behind at a public library near Boston on Saturday and stabbed her repeatedly with a hunting knife, killing her and injuring...

Route 12 Closed After Truck Overturns

PENCE SPRINGS, WV (WOAY)-  A dump truck overturned in the middle of the road causing Route 3/12 in Pence Springs to close. Summers County Dispatchers told WOAY that the...

Mercer County Schools Officially Closed Monday

MERCER COUNTY, WV (PRESS RELEASE)- Mercer County Board Of Education released a statement regarding school closings on Monday: We were hopeful an agreement to prevent...

Teacher Walkout Brings Community Together

OAK HILL, WV (WOAY)- Day two of the teacher and school service personnel walkout is continuing throughout all of West Virginia.   “We have a wealth of resources...

Golden Bears Alumni Weekend

BECKLEY, WV (WOAY)-  WVU Tech Beckley is excited to announce that they will be hosting their second Golden Bear Alumni Weekend.   The events will begin Friday,...