Kristen Cheatam joined the WSPA family in December 2019, but she’s no stranger to the Carolinas. She’s from the “Queen City” Charlotte, North Carolina, but was born in Greenville, S.C.
She first fell in love with news when she became a lifestyle writer for her campus newspaper where she wrote mainly about beauty and fashion.
During her junior year in college, Kristen interned at Carolina Style Magazine, where she managed a social media page and covered local events for the magazine. She moved from fashion into sports and landed an internship at FOX Sports in Charlotte.
During her senior year, Kristen took her talents to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. to intern at Fox News where she assisted in the newsroom during the Kavanaugh hearings, suspicious package madness and the 2018 Midterm Elections.
That experience sharpened her passion for politics and hard news. She prides herself on educating, inspiring and empowering her community.
She is excited to serve the Upstate and share the stories about the community.
For story ideas or any tips, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org