News Team

Nichole Hannahs
News Director / Anchor

Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.

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Carolyn Fleegle
News Anchor / Producer

After leaving for six years to start a family, Carolyn Fleegle returned to WHIZ-TV in 2006. She is currently anchor and producer of Live at Noon and the 6 PM news. 

Carolyn grew up in Kettering, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio where she obtained a degree in Communications. 

While not at work, Carolyn enjoys reading, going on walks and spending time with her two sons.

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Kailan Martin
Anchor/Reporter

Kailan is WHIZ’s Reporter/Anchor. She was born and raised in the Football Hall of Fame City, Canton, OH.

Kailan graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Media Production and Analysis. Before coming to WHIZ-TV, she worked as a Multimedia Journalist and Production Assistant summer intern at WOUB Public Media in Athens, Ohio.

Kailan loves her position because it gives not only herself a voice, but the community as well. Outside of work, she enjoys spending quality time with her huge family, creating fun YouTube videos, exercising and watching movies, and shows.

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KaJéza Hawkins
Reporter

KaJéza Hawkins is new to Zanesville, but an Ohio native, born and raised in the Gem City, Dayton, Ohio. KaJéza is very excited to be apart of the WHIZ-TV News Team. She has interned at several stations, including WHIO in Dayton, as well as WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is a proud HBCU graduate, receiving her degree from Wilberforce University in 2021, where she majored in Mass Media Communication with a concertation in English.  KaJéza is also a a part of the NABJ, and is happy to be spending time here in Zanesville. If you see her out, be sure to say hello.

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