Latricia Thomas joined the Newschannel 9 team in 2008 after spending four years jumping around the country. She anchors the 5:00 and 5:30 newscasts and helps to shape the content of the day as the Managing Editor. She features local businesses and the products they produce in her "Made In Our Hometown" series every Friday at 6 pm.
Originally from Knoxville, Latricia still visits her hometown regularly and loves to spend time on her father's farm in Scott County. Before coming to Chattanooga, Latricia spent three years in Albany, New York where she worked as a reporter and anchor. From covering the fall of New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer to the heavy winter snow storms of the Northeast, she says Upstate New York was definitely a learning experience.
A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Latricia graduated magna cum laude and majored in communications and English.
When she is not telling the stories of the people of the Tennessee Valley, Latricia loves spending time with her husband, Charlie, and her children, Lila and Lawson. Latricia is an advocate for supporting those with Down Syndrome in the community as she learns more everyday about her daughter's diagnosis and how she can help families who get to be a part of this special journey. You can learn more about Lila and how she touches so many people's lives on Latricia's personal blog. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society, supports Siskin Children's Institute, the Ronald McDonald House and has volunteered her time to several other local charitable organizations.