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Gabrielle Enright

News Center 7 Reporter/Morning Anchor

I am proud to anchor the 4:30 a.m. news each weekday morning and then hit the streets to cover news in your neighborhood.  I joined News Center 7 in 1997 as a camera operator with an ambition of one day becoming a reporter.

Before getting that chance in 2001, I spent 4 years behind the scenes in a number of positions including producer and radio reporter for 1290 WHIO. Ironically my very first job was delivering the Dayton Daily News.

I was born in Leesburg, Virginia, but grew up in Dayton, Ohio. I attended Dayton Public Schools, Chaminade-Julienne High School, Sinclair Community College and the University of Dayton. Soon I’ll also hold a bachelor’s degree in New Media from Walden University.

My husband Jeff and I live on a farm just outside Xenia. In addition to having dogs and cats, we own cows, pigs and chickens. I am the proud step-mother of Brian and Katie, mother-in-law to Becky and Allen and grandmother to Colton, Reese, Austin and Kendall.

On a nice day you'll catch Jeff and I on our motorcycles. I also enjoy running and rollerblading. I've completed two marathons in an effort to raise money and awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.


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Q & A

Where were you born?

Leesburg, Virginia

Where did you grow up?

Dayton, Ohio (Belmont area)

What was your favorite TV show then?


What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?


How might someone have described you in high school?


What was your first job?

Paper route

What was your first job in television?

I worked in the WHIO-TV studio as a camera operator in 1997.

What do you like about your job?

I get to meet new people every day and see some incredible things.

What do you not like about your job?

A lot of people like you or dislike you for what you do and they don’t even know you.

What might people be surprised to know about you?

I love to ride Harley-Davidson motorcycles, I’m a certified scuba diver and I used to sell cars!

What is the hardest thing you ever did?

I worked 3 jobs when I got my first job in TV in order to pay the bills. I was a bank teller, a waitress at Frickers and a camera operator in the WHIO studio all at the same time!

What would be a perfect day for you?

The beach, a book and a lemonade or a cabin, the snow and a fire in the fireplace.

What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?

Be excited! Learn everything you can from everyone you can. Be ready to work long and weird hours, holidays and weekends. Realize you won’t be able to make everyone happy. Understand being in this business can be one of the hardest, but most amazing experiences you’ll ever have.

If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it?

I would keep my first live television report in 2000. The report was terrible and I looked terrible but it shows me how far I’ve come. I would also keep the story I did on the last flight of the Hanoi Taxi at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. I got a rare chance to see history. I would love to keep my story about a little dog named “Petey”. Petey couldn’t use his legs and needed a wheelchair. After my story aired he was adopted instead of being euthanized. I would also keep my favorite blooper. A monkey, named Whiplash, who rides a dog during rodeos, showed up during my part of the noon newscast. I had to laugh…and I did…LIVE on air.



Favorite book: The Autobiography of Walt Disney

Favorite CBS show: Ghost Whisperer

Favorite dream car: Jeep Wrangler

Favorite food: Cheeseburgers

Favorite hobby: Run, Rollerblade, Ride Motorcycles

Favorite Miami Valley place: Peaches Bar and Grill in Yellow Springs has a great patio! Slyders Tavern in Dayton has great burgers!

Favorite movie: The Notebook

Favorite music: Country, Rock, Pop, Dance, R&B, Rap…I like it all…Really I do!

Favorite travel destination: Ireland and Sarasota, Florida

Latest from Gabrielle Enright

New heroin court program offering hope

GREENE CO. - It's been five years since Velva Flaugher's son Doug, 36, could walk or eat on his own. In March, 2011, Doug overdosed on several drugs including heroin. Doug suffered severe brain damage and hasn't spoken for more than a year.  "He understands everything you say. He gives ...

Undercover on the heroin highway

Greene County - We first told you about the heroin highway running through the heart of the Miami Valley. Now, local law enforcement officers in that community are fighting back. We rode along with Greene County Deputy Chris Moore to stake out U-S 35, also known as the "Heroin Highway." ...

Homeless students getting special help in Greene County

Every day in the Miami Valley, there are children who get up and go to school after spending the night in a homeless shelter, a car, or on the streets. Until last year, Richard Kegler, 10, and his sister Cecilia, 7, were among the homeless children in Greene County. When ...

Teens going 'live' from their bedroom

Some popular online services now allow teenagers to broadcast to a live audience anywhere, anytime. "Your child can broadcast or podcast from their bedroom. That throws up red flags for me," said Detective Chris Tilley of the Troy Police Department. Detective Tilley is also a member of an FBI task ...

New test for colon cancer

Terri Young of Riverside is fighting for her life. The 58-year-old is a wife, mother and grandmother. Even though her own mother died of colon cancer, Terri said she never got screened. "I think I was scared and since my doctor didn't push it, I didn't push it either," said ...

Baby formula, Tide traded for drugs

The next time you go shopping, you may look at some items on the shelf a little differently. Things you buy everyday like Tide detergent, baby formula, razors, even energy drinks, are being stolen and sold on the black market. "They'll come and just wipe out the whole shelf," said ...

Addicted to your phone?

Is it really possible to be addicted to your mobile phone? Mental health experts said the answer is yes.  There is even a name for it: nomophobia. Ryan Owens of Centerville has an iPhone. "It's become almost an extension of my body because it's right there at all times," said ...

Driver Accused of Speeds Over 100 Miles Per Hour

Clark county sheriff's deputies arrested a driver they said drove at speeds of over 100 miles per hour.John McAdams is being held in the Clark county jail on $25,000 bond.Deputies arrested McAdams Saturday after he crashed his car on U.S. 68 near the Champaign county line. Deputies clocked McAdams on ...

Former Dayton Hero Found Guilty In Greene Co.

A jury in Greene County returned a guilty verdict against David "Salt" Walther who ran from a Beavercreek police officer who tried to pull over his vehicle. On Wednesday, the jury found Walther guilty for his actions. The judge sentenced him to three years in prison and suspended his license ...

Police Arrest Beavercreek Man

A Beavercreek man was charged with public indecency, criminal trespassing and criminal damaging.On Aug. 29, the man took a tour of a home on Devoe Drive with a real estate agent.Police were called there after a neighbor reported seeing a man climb through the front window.According to police reports, officers ...


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