News Team

Demetria McClenton


Demetria joined the WTVY News team in May 2010 as a general assignment reporter.

Born and raised in the city of Chicago, Demetria is happy to be in the South where the people are friendly, the weather is warm, and sweet tea is abundant!

Prior to joining News 4, she interned at both WEIU in Charleston, IL and WFLD-32 in Chicago. Her internship at WFLD-32 led to a production assistant job on ‘Good Day Chicago’.

Demetria graduated from Florida A&M University and majored in Business Administration. Go Rattlers! After working in Corporate America for several years, she realized it wasn’t for her. Demetria pursued her passion for journalism and later earned her Masters degree in Media Communications from Governors State University.

She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

When Demetria’s not working, she enjoys trying and most of the time failing at cooking ANYTHING, reading, and meeting new people. She is passionate about working with at-risk youth and has an anti-violence documentary currently in post-production.

Please stop and say hello if you see Demetria out and about, or if you have a story idea- you can email her at Demetria would love to hear from you!

Just The Facts
Birthday? November 13th Hometown? Chicago, IL
Alma Mater? FAMU & Governors State University Number of kids? none
Number of siblings? 2; 1-brother, 1-sister Number of pets (and names)? 0, I’m looking to adopt a pet soon!
When did you join WTVY? May 2010 What's the word that best describes WTVY? Informative
What's the best thing in the Wiregrass? The PEOPLE...everyone is nice and friendly. What scares you? Failure
What are your hobbies? Writing, Walking and Collecting special Edition dolls If you could only watch one TV program, what would it be? True Life
Who is your favorite actor/actress? Queen Latifah What is your favorite movie? It’s a tie between Coming to America, Dirty Dancing, and School Daze.
What movie do you never want to see again? Pootie Tang (I could only watch the first 10 minutes) What toys did you play with as a child? Hungry, Hungry Hippos, Candyland, Operation
As a child, what did you want to be? A singer (even though I can’t sing) Do you embrace technology or run away from it? Embrace it, then run away from it if it breaks down
Do you text message? All day, everyday What/who's on your iPod? Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Pop music...and I’m starting to get into ballads from the 1920’s.
What or who was your last Google? BamaJam 2010 artists Do you have any hidden talents? I love to sew pillows, curtains and clothes...only when I’m bored.
What's your guilty pleasure? Chocolate Lava Cake....mmmmm Dream Vacation? An exotic island full of culture, museums and great food. I want to climb mountains, lay on the beach and shop with the locals.

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