Derek Dellinger is a reporter for FOX 46 Charlotte. He joined the station in October 2018. He's a North Carolina native, growing up in the mountains of Sylva, and has spent most of his career covering North and South Carolina.
Before coming to FOX 46 Charlotte, he worked for FOX Carolina News for seven years, just down the road in Greenville, where he started as a reporter and later became weekend anchor. While there, he covered everything from crime, to severe weather, to events in Washington, DC. He traveled there to cover Clemson University's visit to Washington after their national championship win, and later to cover the arrival of Reverend Billy Graham's casket at the U.S. Capitol.
Most of his career has focused on covering the Carolinas, but he he did spend time working in Fort Myers, Florida and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Before working in television, Derek spent six years in radio, working at stations in his hometown and in Tennessee. He's a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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