HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — News 19 would like to introduce a new team member – Deidra Brisco!

Deidra started at WHNT on October 17 as the newest Reporter/MMJ. She comes to us from our sister station, WJTV in Jackson, Mississippi.

Deidra started her journey to find her voice as a poet. She says that her mother used to make her watch the news when she got in trouble, but that slowly turned into a passion for writing stories.

Deidra has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Marketing. She is a motivational speaker outside of her career in news.

She is a fan of the arts and is a self-proclaimed foodie. Deidra also enjoys films, roller skating, biking, and lots more. If it’s fun, you can find Deidra there. She describes herself as kind, fun-loving, and a champion for all her friends.

You can follow Deidra and her stories at @mybroadcastlife! If you have any story tips for Deidra, send them her way: deidra.brisco@whnt.com.