St. Germain, Bagwell, Neuhoff Leaving NewsChannel 9

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Three top female members of the NewsChannel 9 TV team will be leaving the local ABC affiliate.

Lauren St. Germain will be joining the ABC affiliate in Tampa.

Beth Neuhoff and Kelsey Bagwell said they are leaving the station for personal reasons.

Recently, Sarah Jennings announced she was retiring from the station, and longtime news anchor Calvin Sneed said he will retire at the end of the year.

Mike Costa, WTVC general manager, said, "Lauren is leaving for market #11.

A great move for her. We're happy and proud she could advance her career in such a big way.  Part of our job is to help young journalists grow and reach their dreams. 

"Beth and Kelsey each chose not to renew and to leave TV."  

Lauren St. Germain joined the NewsChannel 9 team in February 2014 as the Good Morning Chattanooga Weekend Anchor and a reporter. She also had a weekly feature at the Tennessee Aquarium called, "Featured Creature."

Before arriving in Chattanooga, she worked at WTVY in Dothan, Ala., where she launched a 9 p.m. entertainment-style newscast on the CW as an anchor/producer/reporter. She also reported live and fill-in anchored for every newscast.

The native of New England grew up in Massachusetts and graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. While in college, she interned at WCVB, the ABC affiliate in Boston. She was also the captain of the Boston University Dance Team.

Kelsey Bagwell joined the NewsChannel 9 team in May of 2013, coming from WTVM News Leader 9 in Columbus, Ga., where she ran the assignment desk and had her own segment showcasing adoptable pets in need of rescue.

A native of metro Atlanta, she graduated cum laude from Georgia College & State University in May of 2012 with degrees in Broadcast & Electronic Media and Advertising. She was a leader of her sorority, Phi Mu, and a recipient of the "Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities" award.

After graduation, she worked with Jacobs Media Corporation (WDUN AM/FM and accessnorthga.com) in Gainesville, Ga. as a reporter. She also interned with FOX 5 News in Atlanta.

She had a weekly segment about homeless pets called, "To The Rescue."

Kelsey Bagwell participated in The Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area's annual fundraiser, Dare to Dance, in October of 2014, raising over $10,000 for the foundation. She was named Grand Champion.

Beth Neuhoff has lived in Chattanooga home since 2003. She and husband, David, along with their two boys, Trevor and Cameron, moved to the city after 15 years in Boulder, Colo.

She has been a founding board member of the Chattanooga Film Society, Community Advisory Board member and on the board of directors for WTCI/PBS and the Holmberg Alumni Committee for Allied Arts.

For Brewer Media she produced traffic, news and weather reports for several radio stations. She has been serving as traffic anchor and feature reporter for NewsChannel 9 and GMC Fox Edition. She produced her franchise segment, The Good Life.

Beth Neuhoff co-emceed Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars 2015 as well as several charity events and grand openings. She playedat Shirley in the 2015 production 'Fat Shirley's: A Trailer Park Opera' at Mountain Arts Community Center on Signal Mountain.


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