Mary Ashton Gupton

Multimedia Journalist/Producer

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Mary Ashton Gupton is a Multimedia Journalist and Producer at WVLT News.

Mary Ashton Gupton is a Multimedia Journalist and Producer at WVLT News.

Mary Ashton's passion for telling stories of small-town people, just like herself, drove her to be where she is today.

She arrived in East Tennessee to study at the University of Tennessee. While in school, she was a member of the Tennessee Spirit Squad where, some would say, she got very close with Jr. Smokey. Mary Ashton completed two internships at WVLT News and held a part-time job while wrapping up her degree before joining the team full time.

Mary Ashton was born and raised near Nashville in a small town called Henrietta. There, she grew up on her family's farm as the oldest of four siblings. In high school, she never planned on pursuing a job in journalism, but if you ask her mom, she was destined to be a story teller.

When she is not at work, she loves making trips back to Middle Tennessee to see the people she loves. No matter where she is though, you won't catch her far away from her parrot, Bella.


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