Allison Mechanic started 2015 as a new member of the WTKR News Team.

Originally from New Jersey, Allison began her journalism career as a Local Editor for During her time with Patch, Allison covered a range of topics from local events to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and a one-on-one interview with Celebrity Chef Bobby Flay. Her online experiences eventually opened the door to the broadcast industry.

In April 2013, Allison left the Garden State and moved to the Deep South to become a Web Content Producer and Reporter at WTVY in Dothan, Alabama. With her first step in the broadcast industry, she quickly worked her way up to become WTVY’s Crime/Court Reporter and Weekend Morning Anchor. A year and a half later, she was given an opportunity to come back to the East Coast, with a Reporter position at WTKR.

When shes not working, Allison enjoys spending time outdoors and trying out new restaurants – especially new coffee shops! For suggestions or story ideas, reach out to Allison at or feel free to say hello on Facebook: Allison Mechanic WTKR or on twitter: @AllisonWTKR.

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