Allison Wichie

Clark County Bureau Reporter

I am a reporter for the WHIO Clark County Bureau. I began working for WHIO and Cox Media Group Ohio after I graduated from Ohio University in 2012. I’ve worked in different positions, from our Digital Department to the Breaking News Team and now I’m excited to be an all-media journalist in Springfield.


Q & A

Where were you born? Troy, Ohio


Where did you grow up? Born and raised in Troy! 


What was your favorite TV show then? Friends


What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? A veterinarian


How might someone have described you in high school? Always laughing. I won a “senior superlative” for most contagious laugh


What was your first job? Serving donuts and coffee at Tim Hortons. Definitely ate a lot of sweet treats while I worked! 


What was your first job in television? Working the breaking news desk at WHIO.


What do you like about your job? Helping share the good stories in our community. I love that my job sends me out to talk to new people in the community every day, getting to listen to and understand their stories from their point of view.


What do you not like about your job? It can definitely be stressful making the newscast deadline every day! 


What might people be surprised to know about you? I am a complete book nerd. I love reading! Sit me down with a good book and I could spend the whole day absorbed by it. I’ll think I’ve been reading an hour, but it’s really been half of a day.


What is the hardest thing you ever did? Deciding where to take my career after I graduated from college. I’m glad I decided to start my work life here in the Miami Valley where I grew up.


What would be a perfect day for you? Waking up and enjoying a good cup of coffee on my back porch in my pajamas. Followed by some fun, outdoor activities and cooking a delicious meal that I enjoy with my entire family.


What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business? You will have to be patient and persevere through finding a job. Take every opportunity you can get at learning about news and the television industry. Job shadow and connect with people, it will only benefit your desire to be a journalist.  



Favorite book: The Giving Tree

Favorite CBS show: 60 Minutes

Favorite food: That’s too hard to choose! But I’d have to say a Gyro or fresh shrimp

Favorite hobby: Being outside—whether it’s running or just enjoying a walk

Favorite movie: Forrest Gump

Favorite music: Taylor Swift

Favorite travel destination: My yearly trip to the mountains in Tennessee with my family.

Latest from Allison Wichie

Corey Adams Jr. (Clark County Jail records)

Man arrested in case of 2 Springfield teens shot

One man is in the Clark County Jail charged in a case where two Springfield teenagers were shot in a home.Corey Adams Jr., 20, of Dayton, is booked in the Clark County Jail on a charged of aggravated robbery.Adams is linked to a case where a 13-year-old girl and 19-year-old ...

2 indicted in Springfield shooting

Two men allegedly involved in a shooting that left a Springfield man with a bullet in his chest have been indicted in the case.A Clark County grand jury indicted James T. Jones, 50, of 1935 Superior Ave., Apt 24 on charges of aggravated robbery and felonious assault. Charges of aggravated ...

A screenshot of a taped Bellefontaine police interview with Brittany Pilkington the day she was charged with the murder of her three sons. Now a judge will decide if the tape can be used as evidence in a jury trial. (Allison Wichie/STAFF)

Fate of tape of alleged Pilkington confession lies in judge’s hands

It is up to a Logan County judge whether or not a video that shows Brittany Pilkington allegedly confessing to killing her three children will be used in trial.After two days of testimony from both Logan County Prosecutors and Pilkington’s defense attorneys last week, both sides were given until today ...

Tacota A. Fields, 24, was sentenced to life in prison.

Man guilty on all charges in Springfield ‘execution’ murder trial

A 24 year old will spend at least the next three decades in prison after a jury finds him guilty in a murder trial.Tacota A. Fields, 24, was found guilty on all charges including murder, tampering with evidence, felonious assault and other gun charges and a judge sentenced him to ...

Springfield prosecutor Andrew Wilson and Tacota Fields look on as video evidence is played in court. Michael Tyler II/Staff

Closing arguments in Springfield murder case to begin

Closing arguments in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting another Springfield man are expected to begin Thursday. Tacota A. Fields, 24, faces several charges, including murder, tampering with evidence, felonious assault and other gun charges, according to court records. Evidence links Fields to the shooting death of ...

Bellefontaine mom says in court video she smothered boys with blanket

A taped interview played in court Wednesday appears to show a Bellefontaine mother admitting to police she killed her three sons after more than three hours of police questioning.Brittany Pilkington, 24, of Bellefontaine has been charged with aggravated murder in the deaths of her three young sons over 13 months ...

Clark County deputy permanently re-assigned after drunk driving case

A Clark County deputy charged earlier this year with operating a vehicle while impaired has been permanently taken off road patrol. Steven Elliott, 44, was a road patrol deputy and has now been re-assigned to the Clark County Jail, said Ben Hunt, human relations manager with the Clark County Sheriff’s ...

Tape of Bellefontaine mom’s alleged confession shown in court

A taped police interview where a Bellefontaine mother allegedly confesses to killing her sons was shown in open court Tuesday for the first time since her arrest last year. The video was shown in a Logan County Common Pleas Court as part of a hearing to consider the defense’s motion ...

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine speaks to the Springfield Rotary Club on Monday. Bill Lackey/Staff

Ohio AG DeWine talks heroin, crime labs in Springfield

State assistance for Clark County law enforcement and the heroin epidemic were two issues Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine discussed during a stop in Springfield on Monday.The attorney general said his goal in office is to protect Ohio families — not just through physical protection, but also by creating jobs, ...

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office will get new bullet proof vests, thanks to a federal grant. Bill Lackey/Staff

Clark County to get new bulletproof vests, thanks to federal grant

Clark County sheriff’s deputies will get new bulletproof vests after the department received federal grant money.Since 1999 the U.S. Department of Justice has spent more than $412 million on grants for law enforcement agencies across the county to buy new bulletproof vests.The grants have paid for agencies to buy more ...


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