Dee Dee Gatton couldn’t be happier to join the KPIC News team and make Roseburg her new home.
This multi-media journalist grew up in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. She is a proud alumna of the College of William and Mary, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a degree in English Literature. She is a recipient of the Grimsley Fellowship for Journalism and has interned at stations in Nashville, Norfolk, and Madrid, Spain.
Dee Dee has her “dream job” of reporting and being on the West coast. Her interests vary from trying new foods to theater to exploring the outdoors. She plans to take full advantage of all the mountains and lakes Douglas County has to offer.
Dee Dee isn't afraid to get her hands dirty for a story, so please e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She would love to hear from you!
By Dee Dee GattonPublished: Dec 9, 2013 at 4:27 PM PSTLast Updated: Dec 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM PST
What started with the University of Oregon football team challenging the student body to a snowball fight Friday spiraled out of control into a snowball attack on bystanders not involved in the snowball fight.
By Dee Dee GattonPublished: Dec 5, 2013 at 3:46 PM PSTLast Updated: Dec 5, 2013 at 4:56 PM PST
Under the Affordable Care Act, employers have to provide insurance that covers birth control pills and other contraceptives. That doesn't sit well with churches and employers with a religious view that oppose birth control.
By Dee Dee GattonPublished: Dec 2, 2013 at 4:10 PM PSTLast Updated: Dec 3, 2013 at 8:13 AM PST
Backcountry Gear in Eugene is one of thousands of retailers taking part in Cyber Monday, a term coined in 2005 to describe the e-tail rush after the retail storm of Black Friday and the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
By Dee Dee GattonPublished: Nov 30, 2013 at 4:36 PM PSTLast Updated: Nov 30, 2013 at 5:05 PM PST
The biker group Cruizers for Christ strapped bundles filled with holiday joy to their motorcycles Saturday morning, helping Santa deliver presents to low-income and homeless families through Sheltercare.
Cruiser Don Dickinson said the motorcycle fellowship has been committed to helping others, especially those in the transitional housing program, since the ‘80s.
By Dee Dee GattonPublished: Nov 25, 2013 at 12:15 PM PSTLast Updated: Nov 26, 2013 at 7:48 AM PST
According to a study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to raise a child born in 2012 for 18 years, it's going to cost you about $300,000. That's before you factor in college: the Oregon College Savings Plan website estimates a child born in 2012 will need $210,860 to complete a 4-year, in-state public college.
By Dee Dee GattonPublished: Nov 16, 2013 at 1:12 PM PSTLast Updated: Nov 17, 2013 at 10:34 AM PST
A convoy of trucks hit I-5 Saturday for a memorial trip dedicated to 15-year-old Hannah Williams, who passed away late last month from neuro pino blastoma, a rare form of cancer that affects mostly children.
By Dee Dee GattonPublished: Nov 13, 2013 at 5:35 PM PSTLast Updated: Nov 13, 2013 at 7:06 PM PST
KVAL reporter Dee Dee Gatton's aunt, Mila Clemente, is in the northern Philippines and knows several people who are right in the middle of the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. It'll take an incredible amount of work to rebuild the country, and she feels the worst is yet to come.