Cacky Catlett grew up in southern Indiana, just across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky. Her love for television news began at age 14 when she job-shadowed an anchor at a Louisville station. After walking into a t.v. studio for the first time, she knew she wanted to make a career in television news.
Cacky earned a B.A. degree in Journalism/Mass Communications from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. While in college, she got her first hands-on news experience during internships at FOX 41 in Louisville and Indiana 9 in Clarksville, Indiana. At Samford, Cacky worked as a reporter/anchor for the student t.v. station. In 2005, she traveled to the Gulf Coast to interview families affected by Hurricane Katrina. As a senior, Cacky was honored with the 2006 Broadcast Student of the Year Award.
Upon graduation, she began working as a reporter/producer for Indiana 9 News in her hometown of southern Indiana. While there, Cacky covered such as events as the Kentucky Derby and an ice storm that devastated parts of Indiana and Kentucky.
From Indiana, Cacky moved to Davenport, Iowa to anchor at Independent News Network. She had the opportunity to anchor several shows a day that were transferred via satellite to markets ranging from Montgomery, Alabama to Omaha, Nebraska.
Cacky is excited to work with the WWAY news team in beautiful Wilmington. She has dreamed of living in a coastal community since she was little. Cacky looks forward to getting to know the people of Wilmington and sharing news and information that matters to them.
In her spare time, Cacky enjoys playing basketball and traveling. She also spends time volunteering in the community with groups such as Children at Heart, Life Community Church and Five 14 Revolution. Cacky is also a member of the Wilmington Junior League.
Cacky greatly values her family and is the proud aunt to four boys. She’s also an animal lover and has a three-year-old beagle named Avery.
The question she gets the most is where did the name “Cacky” come from? Well, here’s the inside scoop. “Cacky” was created from her initials, C.A.C. Her aunt started calling her “Cacky” when she was a baby and well, it stuck!!