Michelle Michaud has joined the staff of Mayor Ron Littlefield as director of the mayor's initiatives.
Mayor Littlefield said, "Michelle is working on a number of the initiatives we talked about during the campaign."
Ms. Michaud, who was formerly a reporter with TV12 when she was known as Michelle Johnston, handled public relations for the Littlefield campaign.
Ms. Michaud said she lives in Brainerd near the Littlefields and she had called up Lanis Littlefield to ask what she could do to help. She wound up on the front lines dealing with the media.
A native of Fort Worth, Tex., she was with six different TV stations in the Southeast in six years before coming to Chattanooga in December of 1998. She left TV12 after two and a half years.
She had married Canadian Rob Pearse, whom she met at a Nightfall Concert. He is in the medical field, evaluating disability claims.
The couple renovated an older Brainerd home.
Their children are Alberta, 4, and Dakota, 11 months.