Derrick Rose joined Local 15 News in October 2012 as an Anchor/Reporter. Derrick has always known he would end up working in television. It wasn’t until college that he realized broadcast news would be the career television would have for him.
Derrick most recently worked at WBTV-TV in Charlotte as an enterprise reporter for the Emmy Award-winning
WBTV News This Morning after serving 3 years reporting and filling in on the anchor desk for the NBC/FOX affiliate WAVY-TV/WVBT-TV in Hampton Roads, Virginia. During his first year in Charlotte, the North Carolina Associated Press Broadcasters named Derrick “Rookie of the Year.”
In 2007, Derrick helped WAVY-TV break several developments and lead nationwide coverage of the federal dog fighting investigation of Virginia native Michael Vick. In 2008, Derrick was part of the team during WAVY’s Emmy Award-winning coverage of a tornado that devastated Suffolk, Va. That same year, the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences honored Derrick with his first Regional Emmy nomination for reporting. The following year, he earned another Regional Emmy nomination from NATAS-NCCB for live reporting. Derrick stresses how neither nomination would have been capable without the creativity and vision of a remarkably talented team of photographers at WAVY.
Derrick says some of his most memorable stories came during his tenure at WJTV-TV, the CBS affiliate in Jackson, MS. In 2005, Derrick was the first television reporter in the country to broadcast the arrest of reputed Ku Klux Klansman Edgar Ray Killen for the 1964 murders of three civil rights workers in Philadelphia, Mississippi. That summer, in Philadelphia, with Derrick on the front lines, the nation watched a jury convict Killen exactly 41 years to the day of the killings. Two months later, Derrick found himself inside Mississippi’s Emergency Management Headquarters with state officials as they prepared, responded and recovered from Hurricane Katrina. Just before leaving Jackson, the city’s Association of Black Journalists, a local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, named Derrick Journalist of the Year.
Beyond the career, though, television is Derrick’s past time. “I don’t need the money to enjoy it. But getting paid to be apart of something I love is truly a blessing only God can make possible; that's my happiness.”
Derrick loves to interact with viewers and residents in the communities he works. Email him your story ideas and tips to investigate at firstname.lastname@example.org. Like Derrick's Facebook page
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