Maranda Whittington joined the WKRN news team in June 2022.
Her father served in the United States Marine Corps so she grew up as a military brat.
She was born on Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California and spent the majority of her childhood moving. She’s lived in Oklahoma and spent time living back and forth between North Carolina and Georgia.
She obtained her bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Georgia State University in 2016. During her time at GSU she worked for the university’s tv station and newspaper. She was also a radio intern with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation and a news intern at WSB-TV in Atlanta.
After graduation she moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana where she spent two years working for KPLC-TV. She then moved to Shreveport, Louisiana to work for KSLA News 12.
While there she earned a Military Reporters & Editors Journalism Award for her work on a series that focused on the area’s military.
She was also nominated for an Emmy for team coverage of a police officer who was shot and killed in 2018.
From there she moved to Charlotte, North Carolina where she spent two years working for Spectrum News One.
When Maranda isn’t working you can find her at the movies, reading a good book, and traveling.