Ashley Osborne came to NewsChannel 6 by way of our affiliate station WCBD in Charleston, South Carolina. Ashley is a Georgia native and grew up in Johns Creek, which is a Northeast suburb of Atlanta. She graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in both Digital & Broadcast Journalism and Sports Management; therefore, she is a die-hard Georgia football fan.
While in Charleston, Ashley covered numerous stories that gained national attention. She covered the aftermath of the Charleston Church Shooting and was at the federal court house every day of convicted murderer Dylann Roof’s trial. She also helped cover the murder trial of Michael Slager, the white former North Charleston police officer charged in the shooting death of black man, Walter Scott. One of her first major assignments in Charleston was the historic flooding of 2015 when high tides mixed with storms to cause more flooding than South Carolina had ever seen.
Ashley moved to Augusta with her husband, Zack, who is a student at Augusta University’s Dental College of Georgia. The newlywed couple is borderline obsessed with their dog Hodgson (“Hodge” for short). Their Black Lab is named after a historic building in Athens, home of their alma mater. Ashley and Zack love taking Hodge for runs on the Riverwalk and the Canal Trails. Most weekends you can find them drinking craft beer at a local spot, attending church at TrueNorth or in their backyard garden.