Meredith Anderson

News 12 This Morning Anchor & Investigative Reporter
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Meredith's journalism career started when she was just 16 years old during an internship at WCBD in Charleston, S.C.

Meredith was only 10 years old when Hurricane Hugo slammed into the South Carolina coastline. She and her family huddled inside their Summerville home as the trees fell on the house and windows exploded all around them. Their only lifeline to the world was a small, battery operated television tuned to a local news station.

That night, Meredith learned the power and importance of information, and a journalist was born.

Fast forward 22 years, and Meredith found herself in New York, accepting one of journalism's most prestigious honors: a National Edward R. Murrow Award. She was honored for her News 12 investigation into an alleged black market for babies in Augusta. She proved a juvenile court officer was working with juvenile judges to steal and sell babies. In the process, she was able to connect the dots to reunite two families. Hundreds of other victims now have the tools they need to find theirs, too.

Augusta is only three hours from Meredith's hometown, but the route she followed to get here is much longer than that. Meredith's journalism career started when she was just 16 years old during an internship at WCBD in Charleston, S.C.

After graduation, Meredith's ambitions took her to the University of Georgia, where she anchored, reported and produced for NewsSource 15, the local cable station there. She also tried her hand at sports reporting on Georgia Gameday and dabbled in some weather forecasting, though she promises those VHS tapes will forever remain packed away in the attic where they belong.

After college, Meredith accepted a reporter position at KCAU-TV in Sioux City, Iowa. She packed a U-Haul and moved half-way across the country to join the Channel 9 Eyewitness News team. Within three months, she was promoted to Morning and Midday anchor, where, on the side, she filed award-winning reports. There, Meredith was part of an improv comedy troupe. The snow, ice and subzero wind chills eventually weren't funny anymore, so Meredith traded in her winter coat for sunscreen. She worked in sunny Fort Myers, Fla., as a weekend anchor and reporter for WZVN. The weather was perfect, until the worst hurricane season in Florida history blew ashore.

Meredith found herself covering Hurricane Wilma, a storm similar to the one that first introduced her to journalism. Meredith also traveled to New Orleans to cover Hurricane Katrina. What she saw there and what she experienced will be with Meredith for the rest of her life.

Meredith joined the News 12 team in January 2007 as the anchor for News 12 This Morning. Less than a year later, she was promoted to anchor News 12 at 6 o'clock and News 12 at 11. In 2010, News 12 viewers shared in her growing excitement about becoming a mother as they noticed her growing belly. They've also been able to watch her daughter, Ella, grow.

In May of 2015, Jessica Dill announced she was leaving News 12, leaving the same opening on the morning news that brought Meredith to the CSRA more than eight years earlier. With Ella starting kindergarten that fall, Meredith's schedule as an evening news anchor was not going to work for this working mother's family. Meredith applied for the morning position and was thrilled when News 12 was able to bring her back home...in more ways than one.

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Awards/Honors:

2015 Emmys
Best On-camera talent: anchor: National Academy Of Television Arts and Sciences: Southeastern Nomination
Best Documentary-Topical: National Academy Of Television Arts and Sciences: Southeastern Nomination

2015 Georgia Associated Press Awards:
Best Sports Feature Reporting - swept the category by receiving both the award and honorable mention
Best Documentary or News Special Programming (Honorable Mention)
Best Investigative Reporting (Honorable mention)

2014 Emmys
Best On-camera talent: anchor: National Academy Of Television Arts and Sciences: Southeastern Nomination

2014 Georgia Association of Broadcasters Gabby Awards:
Best Sports Reporter Merit Award

2014 Georgia Associated Press Awards:
Best Investigative Story (Honorable Mention)

2013 Emmys
Best Public/Current/Community Affairs Programming – National Academy Of Television Arts and Sciences: Southeastern Nomination

2013 Edward R. Murrow Awards
Best Writing – Regional Winner (5 states)

2013 Georgia Association of Broadcasters Gabby Awards:
Best TV Personality
Best Investigative Reporting
Best Locally Produced Program

2013 Georgia Associated Press Awards:
Best Series Reporting
Best Reporter/Anchor (Honorable mention)

2012 Georgia Association of Broadcasters GABBY Awards
Best TV On-Air Personality Merit Award

2012 Georgia Associated Press Broadcast Awards
Best Specialized Reporting

2011 Edward R. Murrow Awards
Best Video News Documentary - Regional Winner (5 states)
Best Video News Documentary - National Winner

2011 Georgia Association of Broadcasters GABBY Merit Awards
Best Feature Story/Series/Documentary
Best On-Air Personality: Anchor/reporter Meredith Anderson

2011 Emmys
Best Topical News Documentary - National Academy Of Television Arts and Sciences: Southeastern Nomination

2011 Georgia Associated Press Broadcast Awards
Best Investigative Reporting
Best Documentary/News Special Programming

2010 Georgia Associated Press Broadcast Awards
Best Investigative Reporting

2009 Georgia Association of Broadcasters GABBY Merit Awards
Best On-Air Personality: Anchor/reporter Meredith Anderson

2009 Georgia Associated Press Broadcast Awards
Best Series Reporting
Best Spot News

2008 Georgia Association of Broadcasters GABBY Award
Best On-Air Personality: Anchor/reporter Meredith Anderson

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
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