Stephanie Santostasi joined the NewsChannel 9 team as a general assignment reporter in June, 2015.

Although she's a Michigan native, she's not new to the south. Stephanie most recently worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor for WCYB in Bristol.

She graduated from Central Michigan University with dual degrees in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and Communication. While in school, Stephanie reported, anchored and produced for CMU's award-winning station, News Central 34.

During her college summers, Stephanie interned at WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio, Fox 2 in Detroit, Michigan and worked as a weekend photojournalist at 9&10 News in Cadillac, Michigan.

In her free time, Stephanie loves to catch up on reality TV shows and FaceTime her family, friends and her dog, Ricky, back in Michigan. She's also a HUGE Detroit sports fan - specifically, the Tigers and Lions.

She's excited to explore Chattanooga. If you have any awesome hiking trails, neat destinations you've been to, or any restaurant suggestions, let her know!