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Zhane Caldwell

Zhane Caldwell is a multimedia journalist for WKTV.

Title: Multimedia journalist

Zhane Caldwell is a multimedia journalist for WKTV. She joined the WKTV team in October 2017. Zhane graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a bachelor’s degree in communications.

While earning her degree, Zhane served as an ambassador for ECU’s School of Communication, took on a role as content manager for her school’s digital news outlet, and played a key role in contributing to the startup of her school’s only TV news platform, where she worked as a reporter.

Before working for WKTV, Zhane interned for the CBS affiliate in Greenville, North Carolina and served as a freelance production assistant for ESPN. She is also a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

When Zhane isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and volunteering.

Zhane believes it is the role of a journalist to keep the public well-informed and to tell stories that affect their communities. The Syracuse native is excited to return to Upstate New York and is thrilled to help tell YOUR stories! If you have story ideas, let Zhane know by emailing her at

Recent Posts by Zhane Caldwell

Local woman remembers marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. years ago

While many people honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday, a local woman described what it was like to meet him, years ago, and march for equality.

Local retailer shares tips for avoiding counterfeit prom dresses this prom season

Many high schoolers are getting a head start on their prom dress shopping for the upcoming prom season.

Rome man announces candidacy for mayoral race

A Rome man announced his candidacy for mayor Wednesday, before a packed house of supporters.

Local 4-year-old takes on first year as America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk red cap survivor ambassador

As the American Heart Association gears up for the 45th annual heart run and walk, one heart disease and stroke survivor is taking on his first year as a red cap survivor ambassador.

Day 24: Oneonta Catholic Charities offering help to federal workers in need

The ongoing government shutdown is impacting local federal workers who are not receiving paychecks.

Camden Central High School student charged after altercation with another student

One student is speaking out following an altercation that led to the arrest of a 17-year-old Camden Central High School student.

Utica church deals with aftermath of mass disruption

Church officials are discussing safety precautions following an incident that took place over the weekend at Our Lady of Lourdes church in Utica.

Marianne Buttenschon sworn in as 119th district assemblywoman

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon (D) is preparing to serve her first term in the state assembly.

Police: Albany cop justifiably killed man in Utica, solicited a prostitute

An off-duty Albany police officer, accused of fatally shooting a man in Utica, will not face charges related to his death. However, the officer allegedly did solicit a prostitute.

Loved ones, community members pay respects to fallen former firefighter in Oneonta

Calling hours were held at the Bookhout Funeral Home on Main Street in Oneonta for John Heller.

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