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Booking Code: 009


Vicki Yates

Emmy Award Winning Broadcast Journalist and News Anchor

Travels From: Nashville, TN

Speaking Fee: Please contact for more information (615-681-6588)

Categories: The Perception of Aging, Positive Mindset, Women of Color in Journalism, Dealing With Controversy, Journalism Career Paths 

When Vicki Yates brought you the news every night at 4p.m. and 6p.m., you were benefiting from more than three decades of experience and award winning reporting. In addition to her anchoring and reporting duties, Vicki co-hosted the annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon benefiting Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, a testament to her community involvement on and off the air. Her career began in Detroit, Michigan while attending college. As a freelance reporter, she worked for Michigan's number one minority newspaper, The Michigan Chronicle. While a junior at Michigan State University, she was hired to work at WJIM-TV as a news reporter. She drew some tough assignments, including the crime beat and various issues at MSU.

Vicki's experience and responsibilities grew while working as Assistant News Director, reporter and Public Affairs Director at WMJC Radio in Detroit. She was responsible for six daily newscasts and two weekly public service programs. From there, Vicki went on to work as a newswriter, producer and news reporter at two other stations in Michigan and Ohio. Vicki's talent eventually landed her an anchor/news reporter position at WKRC-TV in Cincinnati, where she helped make the noon newscast number one in the market. Before joining the NewsChannel 5 team, Vicki anchored and reported at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for five years.

She has won seven Emmys and a Silver Circle award for among other reports, a mini documentary "Bundles of Joy" on multiple births... a special news feature about the life of Olympian Wilma Rudolph, and for her news franchise, "School Patrol." In October of 2011, she received a rare invitation to the White House for a sit down one on one visit with President Barack Obama. Vicki spends much of her time on weekends, hosting events for local organizations, or traveling to visit her much loved grand children.

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