Jennifer Mayerle | Atlanta News Reporter Bio - CBS46 News

Jennifer Mayerle

Jennifer Mayerle is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award-winning journalist who joined CBS46 as a reporter in May 2006.

In her first year in Atlanta, Jennifer received the Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards for Best General Reporting and Best Series Reporting. In the following years, she won seven additional awards from the Georgia AP.

Jennifer was recently awarded an Emmy for her in-depth look at the long-lasting impact of concussions and repeated hits to the head from the youth level to the aftermath of an athletic career.

In 2011, Jennifer won an Emmy, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and a Georgia AP award for her report on Ann Bartlett, a DeKalb County woman who died in a house fire after firefighters failed to respond adequately to her 911 call.

Jennifer broke an investigation on counterfeit smoke detectors. The items were purchased over a five-year period by the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department, and distributed to low-income residents of high-risk areas in Atlanta. The exclusive story developed into a highly-publicized series of stories, and forced the department to recall and begin to replace more than 18,500 counterfeit detectors. Her reports also prompted an FBI investigation.

Jennifer received the Apex Society's 2008 "Power 30 under 30" award, which honors 30 professionals in Atlanta under age 30 for their professional and community excellence.

Before arriving in Atlanta, Jennifer worked as a weekend anchor/reporter for WKRG in Mobile, AL.

While in Mobile, she gained international exposure for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina. She won her first Emmy for her interview with Hardy Jackson in Biloxi, Mississippi just hours after his wife was swept from his grasp by the flood waters. It was one of the first stories of human suffering to emerge from Katrina's wreckage. Jennifer and Hardy became friends, and she maintained her connection to Hardy and his family after they moved to Atlanta.

Jennifer began her career at KWES in Midland, TX, as a weekend anchor/reporter.

She grew up in Edina, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis, and graduated from the University of San Diego.

Send Jennifer an e-mail at jennifer.mayerle@cbs46.com.

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