Angela Hatcher was almost too young to remember her very first appearance on WSET. When a news crew visited her first grade class at Bedford Primary School, Angela became the little girl reading a book seen in education stories for years to come. She now returns to the WSET newsroom years later, (we won't say exactly how many), as a reporter covering Bedford County and Smith Mountain Lake.
Angela has more than a decade of television experience in the Lynchburg/Danville/Roanoke area, having worked as a reporter, anchor, host and producer in Roanoke. Her reporting helped earn a Peabody Award, an Emmy award, and several Edward R. Murrow awards. Angela has received individual awards for her investigative reporting on veteran issues. Angela also worked as an anchor and reporter in Parkersburg, WV. She was named West Virginia's best reporter by the Associated Press. Angela also produced and hosted the West Virginia and Ohio Best Documentary winner, a half-hour special about the capture, rescue, and homecoming of former POW Jessica Lynch. Angela was named Woman of Achievement by Bedford Professional Women in 2011 and in 2012 was a guest of Governor Bob McDonnell and First Lady Maureen McDonnell at the Women in Business reception at Virginia's Executive Mansion.
Angela is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Lynchburg College, with high honors in Communication Studies. At LC she was president of the Lamda Pi Eta communications honor society, the Outstanding Student in Journalism, and a Sommerville Scholar finalist. Angela is also a graduate of Liberty High School in Bedford.
Angela and her husband are parents to a two-year-old daughter, who already loves playing with her Barbie TV news reporter camera. Maybe she'll follow in her mom's footsteps.