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Bliss Zechman

Bliss Zechman


Bliss Zechman is eager to be the first face to greet the Tennessee Valley as Good Morning Chattanooga's anchor. Bliss is a familiar face at NewsChannel 9. She joined as a multimedia journalist in December of 2018. Then, in 2020, moved up the ranks to serve as Good Morning Chattanooga's Weekend's anchor. In July 2022, Bliss moved into her current role. Before all of this, she interned with us in the summer of 2016.

Bliss comes to us from Helena, Montana where she worked as a statehouse reporter for all ABC/Fox stations in the Treasure State. However, she’s no stranger to the South. Bliss was born and raised in McMinnville, Tennessee where she gained a penchant for news following around her grandmother who is the longtime publisher at The Southern Standard newspaper.

After graduating as valedictorian from Warren County High School, Bliss continued her education at The University of Tennessee. [Go Vols!] While studying, she interned at WATE in Knoxville, held an internship abroad at Global Access Partners in Sydney, Australia, worked as a Visual Storyteller for WBIR in Knoxville and, as mentioned, interned with NewsChannel 9.

After graduating summa cum laude with her Bachelor of Science in Communications, she traveled to Phoenix, Arizona where she contributed to Arizona State University’s award-winning investigative reporting team, News21. There she worked with former editor of The Washington Post, Leonard Downie, Jr. and reporters from across the world to create News21’s Troubled Waters project, which investigated and reported on critically contaminated water systems across country.

When she’s not breaking news, Bliss enjoys spending time with her fiancé, Garrett. You'll often find them wrangling their four dogs, Fezziwig, Huckleberry, Eggsey and Layla. Bliss also plays kickball, where you'll find her fielding second base for team Kick It or Quit It. She loves adding to her extensive button collection, where she’s accumulated more than 5,000 over the years and spending time with her much younger siblings, Tallulah and Flannery, who are 11 and 4-years-old, respectively,

Bliss is ecstatic to be back in Chattanooga and cannot wait to tell your stories.