Rhonda Moore and Courtney Wheaton
Rhonda Moore is a Dayton native who graduated with honors from Wright State University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication.
She started her journalism career at Channel 22 in Dayton then moved to Memphis where she covered news and sports. While there, she got exclusives with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Nelson Mandela. She covered presidents, celebrities, athletes and other news makers. Rhonda was voted Favorite Reporter by a local Memphis magazine.
In 2001 Rhonda returned home to the Miami Valley and Channel 22 and 45. She’ worked as a reporter and fill-in-anchor in news and sports. She’s interviewed many news makers and local favorites John Legend and Dave Chappelle. Rhonda believed her weekly franchise “Help Me Rhonda” made a difference by helping viewers with their consumer problems.
For seven years now, Rhonda has been the M.C. at many events such as the ALS walk, NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet and Dayton’s City Holiday Party.
Rhonda has been a member of the National Association of Black Journalists Dayton Chapter since its inception 15 years ago. She helps put on a yearly “journalism boot camp” teaching high school and college students about writing, digital, television and radio broadcasting. In March she received a legacy award for media from the Tribute to African Americans Committee. She’s also received an Award of Excellence by the NAACP in 2017 and the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award by the SCLC in 2014.
Courtney Wheaton grew up in Cleveland and Toledo, and graduated from Bowling Green State University before landing her first on air job in Zanesville. Since then, she’s bounced around moving to Virginia and Michigan, and now back to Ohio chasing the news bug.
She’s covered plenty of stories in her day. She’s most proud of the work she’s done on the water crisis while living in Flint, Michigan, and the aftermath of deadly tornadoes that swept through Lynchburg, Virginia.
Courtney considers herself a foodie and enjoys a good red wine. She likes reading, group workout classes and spending time with her family and loved ones. She couldn’t be more happy than to be in the Miami Valley reporting and anchoring the news! She said she felt at home right away and the people have been very welcoming.
She loves telling your stories. If you have an idea or recommendations for places she should visit, make sure to say hello while you’re out and about or send her an email. You can watch Courtney on weekends anchoring the 6, 10 and 11 p.m. shows or during the week bringing you your daily reports.