Derek Dellinger is a reporter for FOX Carolina and usually appears on FOX Carolina News Tonight during the week.
Derek is also a local to the area. He grew up in Sylva, NC, and attended Western Carolina University, before finally graduating from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelor's degree in communications.
Derek started his broadcasting career in radio stations in western North Carolina and southeast Tennessee before making the jump to television news by working as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WTVC-TV in Chattanooga, TN. After that, Derek moved to sunny Fort Myers, FL, where he worked as a reporter, producer and fill-in anchor at WBBH-TV and WZVN-TV.
In January 2012, Derek joined FOX Carolina.
On the weekends, I love to: Sleep and catch up on television watching. I'm a homebody.
My favorite kind of music is: A little bit of everything, as long as it sounds good.
My favorite food is: Almost anything Italian, but a weakness for good ol' Southern food.
Hidden Talents: I have a photographic memory. It's a gift and a curse.
Hobbies: Movies, technology and photography.
Most Memorable Story: I don't really have one that I could call my 'most memorable', but there are ones that do stick out more than others. Usually, anything involving natural disasters or animals sticks out.
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