SAVANNAH LEVINS

Savannah is an award-winning reporter currently working for 11Alive News in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Prior to joining the 11Alive News team, she was an investigative reporter and weekend anchor for NBC News in Charlotte, North Carolina (WCNC-TV). She has covered major national events and heartfelt stories that have been shared across the country.

Savannah's investigation into a mysterious cancer cluster garnered the attention and involvement of Erin Brockovich. That report, called "A Plea From Two Towns," won the 2019 Regional Murrow Award for news documentary. In 2020, Savannah won the feature reporting Emmy for her story "Straight Up," investigating gay conversion therapy in the Carolinas. 

 

During her 5 years in Charlotte, Savannah reported on the front lines of Hurricanes Irma, Matthew, Florence, and Michael. She reported among rioters in Uptown Charlotte. She broke the verdict of the Dylann Roof trial in Charleston. She uncovered a school district's attempts to conceal results of lead water testing, which led to citywide reform. 

In 2019, she launched "Unbroken the Podcast," which features personal stories from people who have experienced any and all forms of heartbreak.
 

Before moving to Charlotte, Savannah was a multimedia journalist at WCNC’s sister station WLTX-TV, the CBS affiliate in Columbia, South Carolina. While in Columbia, she led coverage of the Charleston Emmanuel Five massacre, the Confederate flag take down, and the historic thousand-year flood of 2015 - all of which led to Emmy nominations.

Savannah grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia. She graduated early from the University of Georgia cum laude, with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and International Affairs. She also spent a semester studying international journalism at Oxford University in England.

Savannah loves to travel, meet new people, and tell stories that matter.

You can follow Savannah on twitter @LevinsReports, email her at slevins@wcnc.com, or like her on Facebook.

 

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