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Latricia Thomas

Latricia Thomas

Anchor/Managing Editor

Latricia Thomas joined the Newschannel9 team in 2008 after spending several 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.

Latricia helps lead the Newschannel9 reporters in their investigative work. She received a regional Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting for her transformative coverage of the near-fatal Chattanooga Motorcar Festival in 2019. Her three-part series exposed lapses in the course setup and changes made in the permitting process after a course worker was badly hurt.

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 time reporting in Albany, New York and Wilmington, North Carolina.

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, Lawson, and Avett.

Latricia is an advocate for supporting those with Down Syndrome in the community as she learns more everyday about the diagnosis shared by her oldest daughter and youngest son. She is passionate about helping families who get to be a part of this special journey. She helped launch the New Parent Network and visits new moms and dads after they welcome a child with an extra chromosome.

You can learn more about Lila and Avett and how they touch so many people's lives on Latricia's personal blog. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Chattanooga Down Syndrome Society for a number of years, supports Siskin Children's Institute, the Ronald McDonald House and has volunteered her time to several other local charitable organizations.

A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Latricia graduated magna cum laude and majored in communications and English.